The Anti-Alzheimer's Meal Plan

Beat the effects of Alzheimer's by adjusting your diet.

The Anti-Alzheimer's Meal Plan

By Toni Gasparis

Research has shown that the foods you put in your body may have a direct impact on your brain health. That's why brain scientists and co-directors at Loma Linda University Drs. Ayesha and Dean Sherzai developed an anti-Alzheimer's meal plan to help you stave off the disease with your diet. Give this meal plan a try to strengthen your brain, improve your wellbeing, and live a healthier life.

More: 10 Brain Foods to Cut Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Replace Meat Once a Week

Replace one serving of meat with a half cup of legumes and a half cup of whole grains once a week. This change is recommended only once a week in order to create a small and therefore manageable habit. There is nothing wrong with expanding this rule to multiple times a week, but for beginners once a week is adequate. Great grain examples are quinoa, oats, and barley which are all whole grains that are loaded with fiber and protein. For legumes, any beans or lentils that you like are good to use (especially kidney and pinto beans) just make sure to take a look at the sodium content if you're buying them canned.

Watch: The Whole Grains to Eat on the Mediterranean Diet

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.