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What Foods Are Good For Parkinson's Disease

What Foods Are Good For Parkinson's Disease?

  1. The Harvard University study of 130,000 people found that people eat more berries or flavonoid rich foods have a significant lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease [1]. Flavonoid rich foods include berries, tea, apples, red wine, and orange. Eat 60g fresh or frozen, or 40g dried blueberries or strawberries and an apple everyday. Buy organic blueberries and apples as they are heavily sprayed with pesticides.
  2. In a randomized controlled trial, Parkinson's patients drank the caffeine equivalent of 2 cups of coffee a day (4 cups of black tea or 8 cups of green tea) significantly improved movement symptoms within 6 weeks [2].
  3. Low blood pressure is very common in Parkinson's disease. BMJ Case Reports showed that licorice tea increased blood pressure in a patient who drank up to 6 cups of licorice tea a day [3].
  4. In a double-blind controlled trial, elderly took 15 grams of chicory inulin daily for 4 weeks has significantly reduced constipation and improved the qualify of life [4]. Inulin may promote healthier gut bacteria (microbiome), reduce constipation, improve bone health, enhance calcium absorption, reduces the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol. Foods rich in inulin include:
  • Onions, leeks and garlic
  • Witlof or endive witlof 
  • Dandelion roots
  • Jerusalem artichoke: over 70% of the Jerusalem artichoke’s fibre comes from inulin. Avoid Jerusalem artichoke with you have IBS.
  • Asparagus: contains 3% inulin
  • Banana
  • Chicory

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References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3320056/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22855866
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4480140/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21091293

 

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