Dementia is affecting millions of people across the globe, and many folks don’t even get diagnosed as they don’t seek medical help. It’s obviously hard to acknowledge even to yourself that you may have such an illness. Speaking about it to another person, even to a doctor, can become even more difficult.
The good news is that if we follow a few simple rules throughout our lives, the chances of developing dementia during later years will go down significantly. That implies eating well, doing enough physical exercises, getting enough sleep, and so on.
Choose a high-fiber diet to prevent dementia
According to Microsoft News, a new study claims that consuming diets rich in fiber represents the best eating habit to prevent dementia.
Over 3,700 Japanese adults had been assessed over almost two decades. They were of ages between 40 and 64 years old. They were asked to speak about their fiber consumption. The researchers concluded that those participants who had more fiber in their diets had few chances of developing dementia. There were even 670 cases of disabled dementia observed during the follow-up period.
It was also concluded that soluble fiber could be significantly more helpful in preventing dementia compared to insoluble fiber.
Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN, told EatThis,NotThat! during an interview, as Microsoft News quotes:
It’s a burgeoning area of research, that’s for sure,
In recent years, dietary fiber has been in the forefront as a powerful player in overall health, especially when it comes to cognitive health. Diversifying fiber-filled plant foods in the diet, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, pulses (beans, peas, and lentils), as well as nuts and seeds, has been shown to play a role in the health of the microbiome, which can affect brain health.
The new study was published in Nutritional Neuroscience.