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If you need another reason to eat well...

There is this article from Vital Signs in the New York Times to help convince you! Your diet may actually lower your risk for Alzheimer's disease..
According to a new study, older folks who ate a diet rich in "fish, poultry, fruit, nuts, dark leafy greens, vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, and oil-and-vinegar dressing" were at less of a risk of developing the disease over a four year period than those who ate a diet higher in dairy products, butter, red meat and organ meat.
Those foods that, when consumed regularly, showed less of an instance of Alzheimer's disease are higher in folate, vitamin E and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and lower in saturated fat than other foods.
While this study doesn't give a clear-cut, cause and effect of diet and reduced risk of Alzheimer's, it does give us another reason to fill up on healthy proteins and vegetables...because it sure can't hurt!

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