As many of you who’ve been following this blog know, I’m a huge advocate for clean eating and exercise. The internal and external benefits to a healthy lifestyle are endless, and an article I came across further supports why that’s the case.
The following information is from the Knowridge Science Report.
Stony Brook University recently did a study and found that brain changes associated with age can be seen as early as the late 40s. However, dietary changes may be able to prevent or reverse this process. The lead author of the study, Lilianne R. Mujica-Parodi, Ph.D., and her team used large-scale life span neuroimaging datasets and found that functional communication between brain regions destabilizes with age, which correlates with poorer cognition and accelerates with insulin resistance. They also found that brain aging can be modified with the consumption of different fuel sources: increased ketones and decreased glucose.
In the study, participants spent one week on a standard diet vs. a low-carb diet. With the standard diet, the primary fuel metabolized was glucose; with the low-carb diet, the primary fuel metabolized was ketones. The team discovered that dietary ketosis increased overall brain activity and stabilized functional networks.
So from my interpretation, eat clean and you’ll stay mentally sharp a lot longer.
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Until Next Time…