The Best LTC Insurance Plan: Memory Boosting Foods

Friday, October 31, 2014

by Sarah Patgorski

We want to kick off long-term care awareness month with some food for thought!

There are three types of long-term care insurance policies:

  • stand-alone
  • hybrid
  • life insurance with LTC riders

We want to tell you a fourth policy...possibly the best policy there is: memory-boosting foods.

One of the leading causes for long-term care insurance claims is a decline of cognitive ability. Keep your mind strong and enhance brain function with these foods that have been scientifically proven to stop and possibly reverse age-related memory loss.


Blueberries

Blueberries are loaded with anthocyanins, which are powerful phytochemicals that give them their blue hue. They are a natural chemical compound that has been proven to give people a substantial delay in mental decline.


Kale

Consuming high amounts of vegetables lead to less age-related memory decline and kale is one of the most impressive. Brush with olive oil for an added brain boost.

 


Salmon

This fatty fish is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, a structural component of the brain that enables neurons to conduct signals to the brain.

 


Nuts and Seeds

All varieties of nuts and seeds help promote steady blood flow and ease inflammation, which is critical for keeping your memory sharp. Bonus: they are also a heart-healthy food.

 


Beets

This secret weapon has been proven to increase blood flow to the area of the brain associated with dementia. Be brave and drink beet juice, or just add a few slices to a salad.

 

 

To discuss any of these four policies, contact Keith Eig, CLU, CLTC.