Humans really are fat heads. About sixty percent of the human brain is fat.
To maintain proper brain health, you need to get adequate fat from your diet.
But, not just any fat will do.
Some fats damage the brain. The Standard American Diet (SAD) high in trans and hydrogenated fats worsens inflammation in the body, and this inflammation can damage delicate brain tissues.
These unhealthy fats are found in fried foods, shortening, lard, margarine, baked goods, and processed and prepared foods.
Healthy fats help keep the lining of brain cells flexible so that memory and other brain messages can pass easily between cells. Both Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats are important to brain health and should be eaten in a one-to-one or two-to-one ratio to each other.
However, the average North American eats these foods in a twenty-to-one to a fifty-to-one ratio, causing a huge imbalance and resulting Omega-3 deficiency.
A friend just told me that he has his 93 year-old mother with
ALZ taking coconut oil capsules throughout the day.
Her mental state has greatly improved after several weeks of this regime, he says.
Although coconut oil is a saturated fat, many experts are now saying that, as long as it is pure virgin coconut oil, it is a healthy fat with beneficial health effects.