Eat THIS to Shield Your Brain from Alzheimer’s?!?
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
Believe it or not, there’s a war going on in your brain right now – especially if you’re a bit older.
Inflammation, toxins, and sticky plaques are literally attacking our brain cells, which can put us on the fast path to dementia or even Alzheimer’s.
But it doesn’t need to be that way for you or the people you love.
Because a groundbreaking study shows that an all-natural compound may be able to shield your brain from the kind of damage that causes dementia and Alzheimer’s.
And the best part — it couldn’t be easier to work this memory-saving miracle into your diet.
This miracle compound is chicoric acid, which is found in chicory root, echinacea, certain lettuces, dandelion, zucchini and basil.
Previous studies have found that chicory is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce cell damage caused by oxidative stress and even boost your immune system.
But according to a new study, it could hold the key to stopping memory disorders in their tracks and keeping your brain healthy into your golden years.
Researchers discovered this by testing chicoric acid on mice. Some mice were injected with lipopolysaccharides (LPS), a substance known to cause brain cell damage and contribute to dementia, and others were injected with LPS and chicoric acid.
The mice who got the chicoric acid actually were able to complete memory and learning mazes faster and better than the mice who didn’t.
The chicoric acid actually seemed to shield their brains from damage!
Scientists believe chicoric acid could negate LPS’ brain-busting effects is because it decreases the build of beta-amyloid proteins and reduces brain inflammation — both key drivers of memory disorders.
This means adding chicory to your daily diet could help protect your brain and help preserve your precious memories.
Chicory is easy to add to your diet. Just enjoy a delicious salad made with iceberg, romaine, butterhead, endive, escarole or radicchio lettuces. Or have an after-dinner coffee or tea that contains chicory.
Or if you prefer, you can pick up a chicory supplement from a natural health retailer like amazon.com.
Endive lettuce is an excellent source of chicoric acid, and it’s also tasty.
Today I’m going to share an easy way to roast endive. You can make this dish for a side or use it as a base for a salad.
- 4 heads organic endive lettuce
- ⅓ cup avocado oil
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Clean and dry endives. Discard any wilted leaves. Trim away any discolored parts of the stem.
- Cut endives in half lengthwise and place on a baking sheet.
- Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper.
- Roast for 50–60 minutes, turning once.
Managing editor, Living Well Daily Insider
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Written By Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.
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