Two surprising foods that improve your brain function

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Important news if you’re worried about dementia and memory loss

Dear Gareth,

In the last issue we talked about the big lie about fat…

A piece of dietary advice issued in 1983 based on dodgy science has held sway for three decades… telling us to avoid fatty foods like meat, nuts, butter and cream… and helped make us more overweight in the process.

Today, I want to show you how ‘good’ fats can help improve your health significantly. More specifically, they can seriously boost your brain’s health…

Helping you concentrate more easily… avoid the causes of memory loss… and protect against dementia and depression.

I’ll start with one you’ve probably heard of… then move onto two you might NOT know about.

The first good fats are the Omega-3 fatty acids known as EPA and DHA. These are found in fish and seafood. They’re essential for a healthy brain structure and function.

In 2013 research at Oxford University found that children’s blood levels of DHA “significantly predicted” how well they were able to concentrate and learn.

In other words, a diet rich in these fats helped children keep focussed.

It works for adults too. You should up your intake of omega 3’s if you find it hard to concentrate, worry about forgetfulness, or suffer from depression or S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Of course, these should go hand-in-hand with getting more natural sunlight, doing daily exercise and getting a good night’s sleep.

But it’s not just fish, there are two more surprising ways to protect your brain.

The stuffing ingredient that improves your memory

New research has shown that the herb sage protects the chemical messengers that carry information in your brain – otherwise known as the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. Low levels of acetylcholine in the brain have been linked to memory problems.

Researchers in Newcastle and Northumbria have completed clinical trials which found that people taking sage oil capsules performed better in memory tests.

They concluded that sage can boost cognitive performance and is a safe alternative to many brain altering prescription drugs.

And here’s another one…

The fatty oil that switches your brain back on

Since the 80s oil from coconuts was one of those evil fatty foods you were supposed to avoid.

But Professor Kieran Clarke, a professor of physiological biochemistry at Oxford University, had researched the effects of coconut oil on your brain – and he believes that coconut oil could be a vital ingredient for boosting your brain.

So how does it work?

Well, your brain gets its fuel from glucose in the foods you eat. But the brains of many dementia and Alzheimer’s sufferers struggle to use that glucose energy. Instead they plunder things called ‘ketones’, which are stored in your fat reserves.

Professor Clarke says, ‘Coconut oil contains a lot of a particular sort of fat that our bodies can use to make more of the ketone “brain food”… It’s known as MCT (medium chain triglycerides) and it’s not found in the fats most of us eat.’

It’s not just your brain that could do with coconut oil…

Keep your brain, stomach and kidneys healthy

Coconut oil is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory which helps fight all kinds of problems, such as colitis, stomach ulcers, and renal infections. It also helps keep your thyroid healthy, which in turn helps control yourmetabolism.

If you’d like to try it, you could buy jars of coconut oil which you can spread on food, or cook with. Trouble is, many of these supermarket shelf products are ‘boiled, churned, evaporated, refined, bleached and over-treated.

So here’s what the People’s Doctor recommends, try some good quality coconut oil in your regular diet, but if, like many of us you don’t like the taste of coconut oil or don’t want to learn to whole series of new recipes, then use a high quality capsule like these on my shop, click to find out more.

They are organic, made from virgin coconut oil and tasteless.

I’d urge you to give these a try. They could be just the tonic your brain needs, no matter how old you are, or healthy you are.

Remember – fats can be seriously good for you.

The team and I will be back with more breakthroughs and news soon.

Until then, stay happy and healthy!

Kind Regards

pdsig

Rich Sampson

Editor, The People’s Doctor

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