Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Flavonoids in cocoa increase blood flow to the brain and may help to protect against conditions with reduced cerebral blood flow like dementia and stroke.
A moderate, but not high, diet of walnuts helped improve motor and cognitive skills in older rodents. A combination ofpolyphenols,omega-3 fats and other bioactive substancesin walnut is responsible for this beneficial effect.
The healthful antioxidants within blueberries provide a real benefit in improving memory and cognitive function in some older adults.
A cruciferous vegetable, broccoli contain folate and have cartenoids that lower homo-cysteine (an amino acid linked with cognitive impairment).
This vegetable, if not overcooked, contain vitamin A, folate and iron that helps in cognitive performance.
Olive leaf extract
Oleuropein, one of the main components in olive leaf, reduces the symptoms or occurrence of age-related disorders, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Has selenium which is important for preserving brain health and promoting cognitive functioning.