Discover the Alzheimer’s Prevention Diet
Your brain is a flesh and blood organ and needs the proper fuel to function well. Building a better memory, preventing memory loss, and impacting what are the causes of Alzheimer’s disease all depend on your lifestyle. But your diet is critical to your brain’s health.
Foods That Boost Memory
(NaturalNews) The leaf of the Ginkgo biloba tree, also known as the Maidenhair tree, has been used around the world, particularly in Asia, for thousands of years to improve mental functions and treat other conditions. Native to China, this large tree, normally reaching heights of 20-35 meters, is a species with no close living relatives. Its unique extract remains a very poplar dietary supplement in the U.S. and around the world.
Ginkgo biloba’s primary nootropic properties include enhanced memory and concentration. Of all nootropics, or “smart drugs” as they are sometimes called, ginkgo has established itself among the most relevant and studied available. Don’t let the term “drug” fool you; however, ginkgo is 100 percent natural.
Mystery Ingredient in Coffee Boosts Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease
A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage’s caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer’s disease. A new Alzheimer’s mouse study by researchers at the University of South Florida found that this interaction boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to fight off the Alzheimer’s disease process.
The findings appear in the early online version of an article to be published June 28 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Using mice bred to develop symptoms mimicking Alzheimer’s disease, the USF team presents the first evidence that caffeinated coffee offers protection against the memory-robbing disease that is not possible with other caffeine-containing drinks or decaffeinated coffee.