In this video Dr. Colbert shares how to Protect Your Brain From Daily Oxidative Stress
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Curcumin has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is able to activate genes to produce numerous different antioxidants that protect our mitochondria which produce ATP, or energy in our brain cells. Researchers at the University of Pittsburg gathered data from a community near Delhi, India and another community near Pittsburg, Pa. The incidence rate of Alzheimer’s disease was 17.5 out of 1000 people over 65 years of age in Pittsburg, but the incidence rate in India was only 4.7 out of 1000. The rate of Alzheimer’s disease in the Indian population is among the lowest in the world and it is believed to be due to their regular intake of curry, which contains curcumin.
According to researchers, antioxidants rich in pomegranate could reduce the build-up of harmful proteins associated with severe memory loss, and help support healthy blood flow. Pomegranate is composed of larger amounts of antioxidant polyphenols than any other fruit or vegetable. Polyphenols have a beneficial effect on controlling oxidative stress within the body. It was found that mice that were fed pomegranate juice learned how to navigate a water maze more quickly than mice that were fed with only sugar water. Hartman and researchers attributed the better learning capabilities in mice that were fed with pomegranate juice to the antioxidants contained in pomegranate.
Pterostilbene is one of several stilbenes found in certain berries, including blueberries and cranberries. Pterostilbene improves mitochondrial function and protects against metabolic disease by activating SIRT-1, which mimics calorie restriction. Pterostilbene supports memory and reduces oxidative stress.