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High-Carb Diet May Increase Your Risk of Dementia

High-Carb Diet

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  • Chronically higher blood sugar levels have a profoundly negative influence on your thinking, even in people without type 2 diabetes
  • Research suggests even if you’re healthy, keeping your blood sugar levels lower than what is typically considered "normal" is best for your brain health
  • A high-carb diet is not only detrimental because of its impact on insulin and leptin levels but also due to gluten
  • Gluten makes your gut and even your brain more permeable, which allows proteins to get into your bloodstream that would otherwise have been excluded; this sensitizes your immune system and promotes inflammation and autoimmunity
  • One of the best dietary strategies to protect your brain health is reduce (non-vegetable) carbohydrate consumption, including sugars and grains, while increasing healthy fat consumption

By Dr. Mercola

If you're interested in protecting your brain health and preventing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, the research is pouring in in support of a key dietary strategy… namely, avoiding sugar and carbohydrates, including gluten.


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