Food can be thy medicine, or it could hinder your brain capacity as you age. Since 2005 researchers have been producing mounting evidence that Alzheimer’s may be tied to insulin resistance in the brain, and therefore could more appropriately be referred to as “Type 3 diabetes.”
Bodies and brains need insulin to be healthy, but when they get too much of it – as the result of eating a diet that’s high in sugar and nitrates for example – they develop resistance to it altogether. Type 2 diabetes is the body’s response to insulin resistance, while Alzheimer’s would seem to be the brain’s.
If you never cared so much about other entreaties regarding lifestyle and diet, so be it. This however, should give you something to really think about (pun intended). More people are getting Alzheimer’s, and at younger ages, as the incidence of obesity has grown in the population. People with diabetes are also known to be twice as likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Beyond those correlations, there is an observed biological explanation that brains gain plaque that prompt memory loss and disorientation once brain cells become insulin resistant. Forget about your brain on illegal drugs. This sounds like the future of your brain on poor food.