The Mediterranean diet to prevent Alzheimer’s: presented a book with 100 recipes

A pear smoothie with spices for breakfast.Then at lunch a lukewarm spinach salad with oranges and sunflower seeds. And finally for dinner a sea bass stew with golden cherry tomatoes and sweet bell pepper. All it accompanied by a pomegranate sangria or a smoothie of blueberries, banana and basil. These are some of the original recipes proposals from the book “The anti-Alzheimer’s diet”, published by Edizioni Plan of Loreto (Ancona) and edited the Italian edition by Fabio Piccini, doctor and researcher in nutritional science. The work proposes a real recipe for the prevention of this disease at the table, making use of the validated information of the most recent scientific research. “The secret is all in the Mediterranean diet, which is perhaps the diet that, more than others, is able to provide comprehensive protection against Alzheimer’s disease and to do so in a very delicious way to the palate”, says Piccini, who is a researcher at ‘Polytechnic University of Marche. “In this book we will try to teach you a new way of thinking about food and cook it, so as to ensure a safe protection to your body and to your brain for years to come”.
“The anti-Alzheimer’s Diet” was written in the United States by a doctor and a chef: Marwan Sabbagh is a geriatric neurologist, director of Banner Sun Health Research Institute, while Beau MacMillan is the chef of the restaurant Sanctuary in Camelback Mountain. The 250 pages of the book start with a broad overview of what it said today about Alzheimer’s science and efficacy of the Mediterranean diet as a complete prevention against this disease. Next are the “recipes for the health of the brain”, with 100 proposals of easy and tasty dishes by type: breakfast; snacks and appetizers; soups; salads and sandwiches; main dishes; vegetables, cereals and legumes; condiments and sauces. There are also drinks. Each recipe is accompanied by a list of the ingredients and the method of preparation, as well as a detailed scientific explanation on the benefits in Alzheimer’s prevention.
“Although there are risk factors that can not be modified, we are always able to fight for delaying the development of the disease”, said one of the authors in the volume, the neurologist Marwan Sabbagh, “and one of the most effective methods that you know is to rethink the way where we eat. That’s right. Eat differently can help the brain to function better and, ultimately, take Alzheimer’s away. And so I decided to write a book that would explain to the people how the diet may decrease – or vice versa increase – the risk of contracting the disease and what changes in food choices can be put in place to achieve long-term benefits, both for our brain, both for our body”.

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