Flavonoid’s Make You Smart!

flavonoids slow cognitive decline and improve memory
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Flavonoids are powerfully antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which, it turns out, is great for your brain.

This new study included 961 people between the ages of 60 and 100. It followed them for nearly 7 years. Impressively, it found that the people who got the most flavonoids in their diet had slower rate of cognitive decline and improved cognition in multiple ways.

Specifically, flavonoids significantly slowed decline in global cognition, episodic memory, semantic memory, perceptual speed and working memory. That means flavonoids help keep your mind and memory young.

The best flavonoids seemed to be kaempferol and quercetin. And the best way to eat them seemed to be kale, beans, tea, spinach, broccoli and apples.

You can also get flavonoids as supplements.

Neurology. Nov 22, 2022;doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000201541

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