Foods can determine whether someone will suffer from dementia in later years, according to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot.
A large-scale international study that included the university recently examined how food affects brain health for people aged 50 and older.
The researchers were able to show that diet affects the risk of dementia. Among the foods proven to prevent dementia are: blueberries (not just the juice), healthful fats (as in olive oil), nuts (in small amounts to avoid excess calories) and fish. Other beneficial foods include: beans and legumes, fruits, low-calorie dairy products like yogurt, chicken and whole-grain cereals.
Among the foods that have been shown to promote dementia are: fried foods, sugary foods, processed foods, red meat, fat, cheese and salt, according to the Jerusalem Post.
"Worship the Lord your God, and His blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you" (Ex. 23:25, NIV).
This article originally appeared at visionforisrael.com.
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