Diet plays a central part in natural healing and wellness, in fact, there is no idea of good health without a balanced diet. This balanced diet also includes certain vitamins and minerals which are necessary for the body’s functions to run smoothly. Adding up to this, a new study has revealed that two dietary ingredients vitamin C and E play a direct part in lowering the risk of certain diseases, including Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Vitamin C and E are naturally found in a number of foods. Fruits and vegetables like oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, and broccoli are high in vitamin C. Spinach, Pumpkin, peanuts, collard greens, and almonds are high in vitamin E quantities.
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But is it really true that eating vitamin C and E rich food will save you from Parkinson’s disease? If yes, do these nutrients have to be taken from natural sources or supplements would also help? To help to understand this relation, some European researchers started working on a new project explaining the role of these two vitamins.
Interestingly, these two vitamins play as antioxidants that save from cellular damage, toxins, and oxidative stress which typically cause Parkinson’s disease. The antioxidants attack all unstable and free-roaming radicals which otherwise affect dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in the development of Parkinson’s disease.
This protective role of vitamin C and vitamin E suggests that probably the disease progression has something to do with the deficiency of these vitamins. That could be the reason that eating vitamin C and E rich food can prevent this disease.
Vitamin C has proven neuroprotective properties, which make it an essential nutrient for good cognition and brain health. But this study has these limitations that don’t actually prove if eating these vitamins is enough to prevent Parkinson’s or only a high level of Vitamin C and E can do it. The research team is hoping for further experimentation to understand and confirm these effects.
Right now, there is no information about the dosage of these vitamins to lower Parkinson’s disease or any other particular disease.
The research team didn’t’ study the effect of dietary supplements and their effect on Parkinson’s disease progression. But they believe that there are good chances that supplements can also play a part in lowering the risk, like food sources. However, it is necessary to evaluate their benefits before recommending them to potential patients and adding them to Parkinson’s disease treatment plan.
Parkinson’s disease is a cognitive disorder that affects the coordination of the body and brain and impairs movement. it can also make the patient lose balance and some people are never able to stand or walk normally.
This disease is typically associated with a neurotransmitter called dopamine, which regulates the speech, mobility, and balance of the body. there is currently no evidence on what may trigger this disease hence there is no effective treatment option available. If the finding of this currents study is true, dietary modifications and supplements can save thousands of people who are at risk of Parkinson’s disease.
The complete findings are published in the journal Neurology online.