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Is Dementia avoidable?

Feed your brain

Every day, our 86 billion brain cells fire and fizz with electrical impulses. These neurones chatter away constantly to one another, ensuring our mind and body are doing exactly what they should be. It’s no surprise therefore, that the human brain is the most energy-demanding organ of the human body. But with almost 600 people a day being diagnosed with dementia in the UK, what can we do to protect it?

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Dementia is the umbrella term for various degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, which affect the brain. Symptoms include memory loss, unpredictable emotions and difficulty speaking and because there’s currently no cure, anything we can do to try and prevent this devastating disease taking hold is vital.

At Pure Package, we’re focussed on optimising your health, which is why we were thrilled to hear that dietary intervention can play an important role in maintaining brain health.  We recently teamed up with health expert, Patrick Holford, to create our ‘Brain Food Programme’, which is already receiving rave reviews.

 

We’ve shared a few tips on what to include in your diet to power and protect your brain.

  • Omega 3 – Oily fish, nuts and seeds are wonderful sources of this important essential fatty acid. Fresh fish is especially rich in EPA and DHA which are associated with the prevention of Alzheimer’s.
  • Antioxidants – Vitamins A, C and E may reduce the impact of free radicals which limit oxidative damage in the brain. Our brain food programme includes only the richest sources such as berries, plums, sweet potatoes and yellow peppers.
  • B Vitamins – Folic acid, B6 and B12 are brilliant for brain health. They break down homocysteine (an amino acid which can build up in the blood causing heart and brain problems) and boost the function of neurotransmitters.

 

At Pure Package, we only use the highest quality ingredients. From grass-fed meat and free-range eggs to organic dairy products, fruits and vegetables, we’ve got everything your body and brain need to function at their best.