Power Foods For the Brain – a TED talk

A TEDx talk by Dr. Neil Barnard, Power Foods for the Brain, gives a helpful overview of healthy eating and exercise for protecting against memory decline as we age. Even with the gene that has been linked to higher risk for age related memory loss eating a diet with less saturated and trans fats was helpful.

Colorful phytonutrients and benefits of antioxidants is also discussed. Anthocyanins, the purple color in blueberries and grapes, are antioxidants that help protect the produce from excess sunshine and can help our bodies from the negative effects of stress whether from metabolic oxidative stress or daily stress. Anthocyanins are discussed around 11:00.

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