Study Says, Eat This Food Two Times Per Week To Keep Your Brain Healthy

As you age, intellectual health is key. As per new report, there are foods that can keep your brain in tiptop shape at any age.

Specialists from the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine as of late completed a study, distributed in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, to determine the association between mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and mushrooms.

MCI is defined as “the stage between the cognitive decline of normal ageing and the more serious decline of dementia,” the authors said in a statement. Individuals with MCI may exhibit memory misfortune and absent forgetfulness or experience difficulty with their language, attention and visual perception abilities.

For the assessment, the group inspected 600 Chinese adults,, beyond 60 six years old, six years. They followed their diets, conducted interviews and administered standard neuropsychological tests, which measures a person’s cognitive abilities.

In the wake of analyzing the results, they found eating mushrooms proved to be useful. Truth be told, the individuals who expend in excess of two standard bits of mushrooms weekly may have a 50 percent reduced chance of having MCI. A portion was characterized as seventy five percent of a cup of cooked mushrooms.

“This correlation is surprising and encouraging. It seems that a commonly available single ingredient could have a dramatic effect on cognitive decline,” coauthor Feng Lei said.

They noted six mushrooms in the study:golden, oyster, shiitake, white button, dried and canned mushrooms. However, they said other types may also have positive effects.

The researchers accept there is a particular compound in all mushroom varieties that diminish the pervasiveness of MCI.

“We’re very interested in a compound called ergothioneine (ET),” coauthor Irwin Cheah said. “ET is a unique antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which humans are unable to synthesise on their own. But it can be obtained from dietary sources, one of the main ones being mushrooms.”

The experts said other compounds in mushrooms may also be advantageous.

The team now plans to test the impacts of the pure compound of ET and other plant-based ingredients. They hope to identify other foods that could be linked with healthy brain ageing and reduced risk of age-related conditions.