Getting older isn’t for sissies.
You develop aches and pains in parts you never even knew existed. And suddenly you have to worry about things you never gave much thought before like your heart and blood sugar.
But by far the most disturbing change is learning to live with the fear of losing your marbles.
And you’re all on your own because your doctor is powerless when it comes to treating cognitive decline.
The best you can hope for from mainstream medicine is a vague suggestion to do more crosswords, maybe. And to exercise and watch your diet.
Build a barrier against cognitive decline
But here’s the thing. You’re NOT alone… you have me. And unlike your doc, I can help.
In fact, today I’m going to share with you a REAL, science-backed solution for ducking cognitive decline. Because the truth is, you CAN take control of your mind and your memory.
Research out of the University of Illinois has revealed exactly how.
Scientists at UI took a closer look at 32 different natural nutrients to see what kind of effect they had on cognition. And they were surprised to find that seven of them, in particular, could supercharge brainpower.
But even more exciting, while they all were powerhouses on their own when combined into a “cocktail” they scored OFF THE CHARTS.
7 nutrient “cocktail” supercharges brain power
To test the effects of the nutrients on cognitive decline, the researchers took a three-pronged approach.
One: They measured for the biomarkers of the nutrients in the blood. That way volunteers didn’t have to remember to write down everything they ate throughout the study. This allowed the team to see which nutrients were doing the heavy lifting.
Two: The researchers used brain imaging to measure the physical health and efficiency of the brains of each volunteer. This allowed them to see both how well information passed through specific regions of the brain as well as how efficiently that information moved from one area to the next.
Three: They administered cognitive tests that rated general intelligence, executive function (how well you reason, plan, organize, and complete tasks), and memory. Two years later, a group of the volunteers returned for another round of analysis.
And in the end, a “cocktail” of seven nutrients shot to the top of the list in folks who had managed to avoid cognitive decline….
- polyunsaturated fatty acids, or PUFAs
- riboflavin (B-2)
- folate (B-9)
- vitamin B-12
- vitamin D
It was clear that working together this powerful tag team could supercharge brain power.
Keep control of your mind and memory
All seven nutrients were associated with greater cognitive function and higher brain efficiency, even two years after the initial study.
Which means no more just sitting around and doing more crosswords while you wait to see if cognitive decline or dementia will strike or not.
Instead, you can start doing something to boost your brain power TODAY. And to help assure you keep control of your mind and your memory for years to come.
Stock up on THESE brain-supporting nutrients
And best of all you can leave the fear behind with a simple trip to the grocery store.
You’ve heard of omega-3s and omega-6s before. Well, those are the brain-friendly polyunsaturated fatty acids you’re going to want to stock up on. But it’s vital you get a good balance of the two, and that they come from HEALTHY foods. Put plenty of fish, nuts, and avocados in your cart to boost your omega-3s. And pumpkin and chia seeds are both excellent sources of omega-6s.
Lycopene is the nutrient that’s responsible for the beautiful red, pink, and purple color of certain fruits and vegetables. Some delicious sources of this memory protecting nutrient are cooked tomatoes, watermelon, grapefruit, sweet red peppers, and red cabbage.
Carotenoids are pigments that add orange, red, or yellow hues to certain veggies. To boost your levels of this cognitive decline fighting nutrient eat more sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots, and cantaloupes.
You’ll get riboflavin, or B-2, in eggs and your green leafies such as kale and spinach. There’s plenty of folate or B-9 is in spinach and black-eyed peas. And tuna, clams, and organic beef are all bursting with B-12.
To bump up your vitamin D levels eat more eggs and fortified dairy products. And on your way to the store leave your face, arms, and legs exposed to the sun. Spending just 15-20 minutes in the sunshine every afternoon will top off your levels of D.
Duck cognitive decline and take control of your mind and memory for many years to come with this potent brain-boosting “cocktail” of nutrients.
She is an advocate of self-education and is passionate about the power of group knowledge sharing, like the kind found right here on HealthierTalk.com. Alice loves to share her views on holistic and natural healing as well as her, sometimes contentious, thoughts on the profit-driven inner workings of traditional medicine.
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