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Blueberries and Brussels Sprouts Can Help Promote Brain Health

- Friday, January 28, 2011

We all know that there are a couple different foods that affect our brain health as well as certain vitamins and activities. And being an assisted living facility we like to stay on top of what affects the brain and the health of our patients. But there are two food items that we recently found out were excellent for brain health and we thought we'd share them with you all.

First blueberries. Blueberries contain powerful anti-oxidants to help fuel the brain, remove toxins, and reduce inflammation. Chemical compounds in blueberries can also boost neuronal signals and facilitate greater communication within the various regions of the brain. Blueberries have been found to increase memory in aging adults and may help counter symptoms associated with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease.

Secondly are Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin K and vitamin C.  Brussels sprouts are also a good source for tryptophan and essential omega fatty acids critical to healthy brain functioning. Brussels sprouts may boost DNA repair in cells and block the growth of cancer cells.

While researchers are constantly working on cures for Alzheimer's its good to know that even natural foods and vitamins in the world can help as well. It gives hope that even know this is a terrible affliction that is incurable at the present time, with so many things that help our body there has to be a way to prevent it. Keep hope alive and contact us today should you have any questions regarding Alzheimer's or know someone who is affected and needs help.