Healthy fast food sounds like an oxymoron and for those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, healthy eating is so important that learning how to select nutritious foods when eating out is a vital part of self care. Proper nutrition is important for people in every stage of life, but it is particularly important for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. And it can be a real challenge when choosing a restaurant to eat out at.
Alzheimer’s nutrition involves eating a well-balanced diet that includes vegetable, fruit, fish, grass fed low fat meat, nuts and legumes, and whole grains – avoiding saturated fats, fried foods, and refined sugar.
Since it seems there is an epidemic of sugar and saturated fat addiction in our country, finding the right food choices and implementing weight loss choices when going out to a restaurant can be a real challenge.  But if you know what to look for, you will find that it is still possible to eat a heart and brain healthy diet, even at some of the more popular fast food restaurants. If you keep in mind that brain healthy foods such as dark and leafy vegetables provide antioxidant content, cold water fish (which has been found in research to promote Alzheimer’s prevention) with Omega-3s, whole grains such as brown rice which provide low glycemic index good carbs, and nuts for healthy fatty acids and protein, then you will find you can eat out at a few select places.


Some other good rules to follow are to avoid foods that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol, too much sugar or foods that have a lot of sodium. So what should those with  Alzheimer’s  and heart disease be eating when they go out?  In general, eating lots of vegetables, fruits, and healthy protein sources such as grilled fish,  and controlling portions is a good start. For instance, ordering a hamburger is not so bad if you avoid the mayonnaise, cheese, french fries, and soda and the bun is whole wheat. A grilled or broiled chicken sandwich on a whole wheat bun (minus the mayo)  is another good option when eating out. But are there really healthy fast food restaurants available when we need to eat out in a hurry, and if so what are the healthiest selections on the menu for Alzheimer’s nutrition?
If you pay close attention to the menu and make heart and brain healthy choices, then going out to eat can be part of a healthy Alzheimer’s prevention lifestyle.


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Comments

  1. ESCADA

    Regime and workout routines, often prescribed.

    20.10.2013

  2. pff

    1/two cup of oatmeal and 1 cup.

    20.10.2013

  3. YA_IZ_BAKU

    Very first day of doing this liver throughout night , unlikely of what meals time consuming.

    20.10.2013

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