According to the National Institute of Health, Alzheimer’s disease robs people of the ability to think, remember and reason. It is an irreversible, progressive disease that eventually destroys even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. The NIH predicts that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease.
A team of scientists in the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, have stated that consuming extra virgin olive oil helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. Their study published in the American Chemical Society Journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, they conclude that a component in olive oil helps shuffle abnormal proteins associated with AD out of the brain. The substance might be a natural one called oleocanthal that protects nerve cells from the kind of damage that occurs in AD.
AD has been known to be lower in Mediterranean countries, where olive oil is a big part of their diet.
How can you get Olive Oil into you diet? Easy, use it on salads, instead of butter on your bread (Use it as a dip or pour a small amount on the bread or bun) If you have to use butter, try half and half butter and olive oil.
In baked potatoes, on pop corn etc.
Look for Extra Virgin Olive Oil where you buy your food.
by Dr. Earl Mindell