Friday, February 25, 2011

Munch These Memory Boosters

"Good news for adults who have trouble recalling words and
names: A diet rich in luteolin- an antioxidant in certain
vegetables and herbs- may help reduce brain drain, according to
new research by the University of Illinois. Luteolin regulates
immune cells in the brain called microglia. As we age, these
cells begin overproducing inflammatory chemicals that cause
forgetfulness, says study author Rod Johnson, PhD. Here are the
top four sources.

Green Bell Pepper (1 med) 5.9mg
Artichoke (1 med) 2.9mg
Blueberries, frozen (1C) 2.8mg
Hot Green Chili pepper (1 raw) 1.8mg"

-Prevention Magazine March 2011