What is Dementia?
Dementia is a general term (not a specific disease) that describes a group of symptoms which negatively impacts memory severe enough to interfere with daily life.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia with 60-80% of cases, while Vascular Dementia is the second most common dementia type. Nevertheless, there are many other conditions that cause symptoms of dementia. As opposed to Alzheimer’s, some forms of dementia are reversible.
How to eat clean
Avoid Processed Foods: If a food has more than one ingredient, this means that this food is processed. You can recognise these kind of food easily, as they have a label with 2 or more ingredients. To eat healthy, you don't need to eliminate all processed foods. To give you an example: Natural cheese or Whole Grain Pasta also fall under this category and are healthy, nutritious food. However, if you can't pronounce an ingredient on a label, you rather don't put that food in your basket.
Eat whole foods: Important is that these foods have not been "grown" in labs or manufacturing plants. Your foods should be straight from the farm, which means low fat dairy products, unsalted nuts and seeds, whole fruits and vegetables, grass-fed and free-range meats, as well as whole grains.
Cook your own meals: If you follow a clean diet, cooking at home is easy: beyond chopping, whole foods need little preparation. Why not cook your meals from scratch tomorrow instead of buying a meal in a box?
Combine protein with carbs: It's important that your meals are balanced! This is important, as the more satisfaction you get from your diet, the less tempted you are to eat junk food. A combination of carbs with protein, or carbs and fat is beneficial, as it will fuel your body and work against hunger attacks. Eat five or six small meals a day: If you eat smaller meals throughout the day, you keep up your metabolism and reduce the risk to eat junk food instead of healthy alternatives. With this simple hack, you will never get that hungry that you feel the need to cheat.