Brain Boosting Foods and Herbs on Dr. Oz
Deepak Chopra was the special guest on today’s Dr. Oz show to talk about brain boosting foods, herbs, and how you can reverse memory loss and prevent Alzheimers disease. During this segment on today’s show Dr. Chopra foods and herbs that are very powerful tools in preventing Alzheimers and keeping your brain functioning at it’s optimum levels.
Brain Boosting Foods Improve Your Memory
Dr. Oz says that you are in complete control of keeping your brain healthy and many of the answers lie within the nutrition that you take in to your body. Your diet is one of your best defenses against memory loss and Alzheimers Disease. Here are some of the foods and herbs that have brain protective properties to help keep your brain healthy.
Wheat Germ Reduces Homocysteine Levels
If you can reduce your homocysteine levels in your body you can help to improve brain function. Homocysteine is an amino acid that increases when you have too much inflammation in your body. Dr. Chopra explained to Dr. Oz that simply sprinkling some wheat germ on your yogurt, cereal, or other foods is an easy way to lower your homocysteine levels in your body.
Black Currants Nourish The Brain
The part of the brain that is responsible for sending information to other areas of the brain is known as the hippocampus. Black currants help to nourish the hippocampus in the brain. You can purchase black currants in a frozen, dried, or jam form at some grocery stores. You can also purchase it online.
Acorn Squash Boosts Your Memory
Deepak Chopra said that Acorn squash is high in folic acid. Folic acid helps to improve the transmission of information in your brain through nerve cells.. It also helps to improve your memory.. Add some acorn squash to get some brain boosting benefits!
Brain Boosting Herbs
Amalaki (Gooseberry) – Amalaki is loaded with antioxidants and helps to protect the DNA in our brain. It increases memory capabilities, and detoxes your body. Amalaki is a digestive aid and can be found in many health food stores. Dr. Chopra suggested to Dr. Oz that people should eat 1 to 2 teaspoons every day to receive brain boosting benefits.
Sage Increases Oxygen To Your Brain
It has been shown that the herb “sage” directs oxygen to the cerebral cortex in your brain. You can receive this benefits from this brain boosting herb by adding 30 drops of Sage Oil Extract to your water every day. You can also receive this benefit by sprinkling ground sage on your food. Dr. Chopra suggested sprinkling ground sage into your soup.