Surprisingly Easy Ways to Reduce Your Dementia Risk Right Now

You know that one bad habit you know you need to give up, but you just haven’t found the motivation yet? Your brain health might depend on your willingness to quit. Your dementia risk increases if you maintain those poor health habits your doctor keeps mentioning — whether you want to believe it or not.

The good news is, reducing your risk isn’t hard. Here are a few things you can start doing right now to keep your brain in shape.

1. Drink raw juices

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Raw fruit and veggie juices may fight Alzheimer’s in ways you didn’t know. | Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Investing in a juicer may seriously lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A Vanderbilt University study found that participants could cut their risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease by up to 76% by drinking raw fruit and veggie juices more than three times a week. Researchers know that fruit and vegetable juices contain polyphenols, which link to antioxidants found in plants and can protect the brain from developing Alzheimer’s.

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