The best way of decreasing the risk of developing dementia is maintaining a healthy way of life. Enjoy a well-balanced Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fat fish and a glass of red wine, don’t miss out on regular physical exercises and don’t smoke.
This is the advice given by scientists based on the latest research. It was confirmed that the risk of developing dementia grows by 45% if the body lacks enough iron.
Asiderotic anemia, or low content of oxygen in the brain, leads to a weaker memory and thinking ability and may result in damaging of neurons.
The research reveals that low iron level is linked with cognitive health.
The best animal sources of iron are beef, liver, chicken, turkey, pork, fish, shellfish, eggs.
The best plants rich in iron are all legumes (beans, peas, chickpeas, soybeans), dried fruit, prune juice, tofu, spinach, broccoli and other green leafy vegetables.