World Parkinson's Day: Coffee, Nuts & Fish Can Boost Brain Power
Stop Cognitive Decline, Early
The disabling disease occurs in elderly (between age 50 and 65) when the brain cells get damaged. The brain's natural chemical 'dopamine' is in charge of the nerve cell communication. The disease develops when the brain is unable to produce dopamine, and starts abnormally storing a protien called 'Lewy bodies' in substantia nigra, a part which controls movement.
The symptoms of the disease - rest tremors, bradykinesia or slow movements, and muscle stiffness or rigidity - develop gradually over the years. In most cases the cause of the condition is not known.
On World Parkinson's Day, here are few food items that can boost your cognitive skill, and keep the disease at bay.
Cup Of Joy
The Journal stressed the roasting process of coffee beans. When coffee is roasted, it generates Phenylindanes that inhibits two proteins - beta-amyloid and tau - from clumping. Hence, dark roasted coffee beans are better than light roasted as the process leads to higher phenylindanes quantities.
The other study suggested that a new compound found in coffee - EHT (Eicosanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide - can fight against Parkinson's disease.
Santa Of The Plant World
The plant contains a compound called Sterubin that removes iron, which contributes to nerve cell damage in neurodegenerative diseases.
The shrub is also known for treating respiratory ailments, fever and headaches.
Add these superfoods to your diet, and keep your brain healthy.