Cheese turned out to be protective against age-related cognitive problems.
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Can cheese and wine be allies against Alzheimer’s? Apparently consuming them regularly and with moderation can boost your brain according to a recent study led by researchers at Iowa State University and published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
The feeding influences our health for good or bad and that includes the brain health. What you are eating and drinking today not only has short-term effects, but also in the future. Some foods can have a protective effect on neurons and minimize cognitive declinewhile others increase the risk of dementia.
The study analyzed data over a 10-year period from 1787 people aged 46 to 77 in the UK Biobank. The paper focused on participants who had undergone cognitive assessments, a fluent intelligence test (FIT), when they started the study and again in two follow-up evaluations; as well as a analysis of your diet over time.
These are the four of the study’s most important findings:
1) The cheese proved to be the most protective food against age-related cognitive problems, even later in life.
2) Daily alcohol consumption, particularly Red wine, was associated with improvements in cognitive function.
3) It was shown that the weekly consumption of cordero, but not other red meats, improves long-term cognitive ability.
4) The excessive consumption of salt is bad. People at risk for Alzheimer’s disease may need to monitor their consumption to avoid cognitive problems in the future.
How can wine and cheese enhance memory?
Although the general public report does not detail how cheese and wine favor your brain. Previous research has yielded data in this regard.
Red wine owes these antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cellular protective effects to its content in a polyphenol called resveratrol.
The metabolites derived from wine prevent neurons from dying under stress conditions. Studies have shown that microbiome (known as gut microbiota or flora) also plays an important role, as it is responsible for processing and breaking down wine into various metabolites, including phenolic acid and other compounds in wine with neuroprotective effects.
As fermented food, cheese can help stimulate healthy gut bacteria.
Regardless of wine, it has been shown that intestinal flora is linked to the brain. This correlation may be associated with memory, social interactions, as well as diseases neurodegenerative or depression.
Whole grapes and berries are better sources of resveratrol
He resveratrol It is a natural polyphenol present in various foods such as peanuts, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, and red wine. Due to the health risks associated with drinking alcohol, it is likely that Getting antioxidants from food is healthier than drinking wine.
The whole grapes and berries are better sources of resveratrol than red wine, as published Medical News Today.
The official guideliness define moderate alcohol consumption as 1 glass of wine a day for women and 2 glasses of wine for men.
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