Do you know what cancer, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease all have in common? They are all the result of a blood vessel management issue gone wrong. The natural process by which your body regulates the growth and repair of new blood vessels is called angiogenesis. When this process gets out of control and you have too many blood vessels being formed a multitude of diseases can develop. Three of the most documented include cancer, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease.
Cancer treatment research has delved into the idea of blocking this blood vessel manufacture with the use of antiangiogenic medications. These medications would then block the increased, and abnormal, development of new blood vessels. The hope would be that this could bring a cure to these serious disease processes.
In his book, The Amen Solution: The Brain Healthy Way to Get Thinner, Smarter, Happier, Dr. Daniel Amen notes that there are 19 foods that not only improve brain health, but also have antiangiogenic properties. This means if you want cancer, obesity and Alzheimer’s prevention, then you need to start eating these foods.
Every single one of these foods in this list are consumed on a regular basis in my home…by everyone…including my children. The best time to start healthy eating habits with your children is before they even start eating! If you are a picky eater you are going to have to commit to working on your diet and improving your taste for these vital foods. You can’t afford to not eat healthy foods because the consequences are so severe!
19 Foods With Antiangiogenic Qualities
- Dark Chocolate
- Green Tea
- Olive Oil
- Red Grapes
Choose 3 or 4 different ones to add in each week if you are not used to eating these foods. You will eventually acquire a taste for them, but it may take some time. There are many other things you can do to improve your brain health and lower your risk of disease. These can be found in Dr. Amen’s book (click on the link above).
How many of the foods on this list are you currently eating?
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