• Living Well New Year Tips

    Neal Bernard's Seven Tips

    1. Cut back on your intake of saturated and trans fats.
      You’ll find saturated fats in dairy products, meats, oils, and trans fats in snack pastries and fried foods. Avoid any product with hydrogenated oils.
    2. Fill up on plant-based foods.
      Vegetables, legumes (beans, peas, and lentils), fruits, and whole grains should be the primary staples of the diet.
    3. Consume one ounce of nuts or seeds (just a small handful each day)
      for a healthful dose of vitamin E. Try tossing a handful of almonds in your salad or oatmeal.
    4. Take a vitamin B12 supplement.
      Take a supplement with at least 2.4 mcg of B12 or obtain this amount from fortified foods, such as whole grains, orange juice, or plant-based milk.
    5. Choose multivitamins without iron and copper,
      and consume iron supplements only when directed by your physician.
    6. Toss aluminum cookware, antacids, and use aluminum-free baking powder.
      While aluminum’s role in Alzheimer’s disease remains a matter of investigation, it is prudent to avoid the use of products that contribute dietary aluminum.
    7. Include aerobic exercise in your routine,
      equivalent to 40 minutes of brisk walking three times per week.