In animal studies, where they’re able to control everything in the environment of the animals and feed them different nutrients and foods, and look at the brain and its function, those experiments can pinpoint individual nutrients and foods specific to brain health. Among those are vitamin E, folate, the flavonoids I mentioned like anthocyanin, and a fat composition. But, specifically having a fat composition higher in the unsaturated fats and lower in the saturated fats, which helps in having a healthier blood-brain barrier to keep out foriegn substances that can harm the brain and keep in good substances that help the brain. So these foods have many roles in helping the brain. Vitamin E for example is a super potent antioxidant, and one of the few antioxidant nutrients that we know of in the brain
How much of brain health can be attributed to specific foods at this time?
By Bill Fisher | October 21st, 2020