3 Key Nutrients For Better Brainpower

By Nancy Christie When it comes to what we eat, we usually worry more about our waistlines than our wisdom. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy foods and nutrients doesn’t just benefit your body; it may protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age. In order to defend against a variety of age-related conditions that can impair your memory and the general functioning of your brain, a good first step is to concentrate on incorporating three nutrients into your diet: omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids and vitamin E. 1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Brain Volume For your memory to function smoothly, your brain cells need to be able to communicate quickly and easily with one another. As people age, nerve cells shrink, nutrient-rich blood supplies to the brain decline, and inflammation often complicates the situation. The brain then produces smaller quantities of key messenger chemicals called neurotransmitters. At some point, communication between cells becomes less smooth and your memory skills suffer. Omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), have been found to promote the efficient electrical signaling between nerve cells, reduce inflammation, and even appear to improve mental concentration and fight memory loss. In a 2014 study published in Neurology, researchers found that postmenopausal women who had higher levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in their blood also had larger brain volumes, which was the equivalent of preservi...
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Publication date: Available online 18 March 2019Source: Journal of Food EngineeringAuthor(s): Jang Ho Lee, Dong Jae Won, Hyun Woo Kim, Hyun Jin ParkAbstractThe effect of the particle sizes (307, 259, 172, and 50 μm) on rheological properties and printing performance for a food-ink dispersion system that 20% (w/w) of spinach powder was incorporated in 10% (w/w) xanthan gum mixture was investigated. Scanning electron microscopy images demonstrated that the larger particle size (307 μm and 259 μm) possess a skeletal-like and cellular structure, and are more porous than the smaller particle size (up to 172 μm). The...
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Abstract Assay technologies capable of detecting biomarker concentrations in unprocessed whole blood samples are fundamental for applications in medical diagnostics. SERS nano-tags integrated magnetic-separation biosensor (MSB) was realized for the first time for immunoassay in whole blood. The reliability and sensitivity of this method rely, in a large extent, on the quality and properties of the SERS nano-tags. The constructed silicacoated Ag SERS nano-tags as labels were used in a rapid and specific MSB immune sensor to detect Matrix Metalloproteinases 9 (MMP-9) in unprocessed blood samples. With fast screening...
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Abstract An extremely sensitive and highly simple aptasensor was fabricated for quantitation of amyloid beta (Aβ) by electrochemical transduction of a fern leaves-like gold nanostructure. The gold nanostructure was synthesized by electrodeposition using polyethylene glycol 6000 as a shape-directing agent, and characterized electrochemically and by field emission scanning electron microscopy. A specific RNA aptamer was immobilized on the fern leaves-like gold nanostructure, and binding with Aβ was detected by the ferro/ferricyanide redox marker. The designed aptasensor was able to detect Aβ in a line...
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