Some seniors call it the most FRIGHTENING moment they’ve ever had, And I’m willing to bet it’s not any of the ones you’re thinking of.
It’s not a heart attack or stroke… an auto accident… a robbery… or any other life-or-death moment.
Sure, those ARE all terrifying. But none of those moments top the sudden realization you’re NOT just having “senior moments” anymore. You’re experiencing cognitive decline.
Even the name sounds frightening. And it’s the scare of a lifetime because you’ve heard this is it – there’s no coming back from it. Cognitive decline only gets worse and worse until you’re trapped in the nightmare of dementia.
Well, my friend, take a deep breath. Because I’ve got good news for you today. The start of cognitive decline DOESN’T have to mean the end of life as you know it. And it certainly doesn’t mean you’re doomed to dementia.
There are ways to… SLOW… STOP… and even REVERSE this condition. And the latest research reveals one super easy step you can take each day that can help restore POWER to the parts of your brain that need it.
Switch the lights back on in your brain
If you think of the brain like a switchboard, then cognitive decline is like watching the circuits go dark, one at a time.
It’s something doctors can actually SEE on scans. Activity in key regions of your thinking muscle slows down. And eventually, they shut off entirely.
But the new study reveals a simple (and lucky for us, DELICIOUS) step that can help stop this “metabolic decline.” It keeps those crucial circuits open so your mind and memory can continue to operate at peak levels.
And you’ll find the answer… in a bowl of grapes. Everyone’s favorite snack is PACKED with superstar compounds that can fight off inflammation, oxidative stress, and more.
It’s why grapes have already been linked time and again to better HEART health. But now the new study takes it a step further and shows what happens in the BRAIN when you “add grapes.”
Grab some grapes to help STOP cognitive decline
Specifically, researchers took a peek into the noodles of folks who were already suffering from mild cognitive decline and had detectable metabolic decline inside their brains.
These folks were given either daily grapes – in powder form – or a placebo. And after six months, the folks on the placebo continued the frightening descent into metabolic decline.
But not the folks who took the grape supplements. Instead, they maintained healthy metabolic function in those critical regions of the brain. Which no doubt helped them slow their cognitive decline.
Plus, they had significant metabolic IMPROVEMENTS in the regions responsible for…
- working memory
These folks were given the equivalent of a little more than two cups of grapes per day. And I’ll admit, that’s a lot of grapes – close to 5 pounds a week.
But if you’re a grapes fan, this is just the excuse you need to munch on more. My favorite way of eating grapes is to freeze them, and then I snack on them while reading or watching a movie.
Not into grapes? The study doesn’t delve into exactly which compounds inside the fruit are responsible for the benefits. But you can certainly get some of the most important ones in supplements such as resveratrol and grape seed extract.
Or you could give mushrooms a try. A recent study found frequent mushroom eaters had a 52 percent lower risk of cognitive decline. Click here for the details.