Improve Brain Health

Improve Brain Health

Shamila Moodley

Start splashing extra–virgin olive oil on your salads to ward of the threat of Alzheimer’s and protect your mental facilities. 

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia tested the benefits of Olive Oil in two groups of laboratory mice. After nine months the mice fed with Olive Oil performed better in tests that evaluated working memory and learning abilities. 

Olive Oil reduces brain inflammation, the formation of plaques that have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, helps maintain memory and the ability to learn. This is done by a triggering process called autophagy, where cells break down and clear out toxins, such as amyloid plaques and tau tangles, which are common in Alzheimer suffers accord to the magazine “What Doctors Won’t Tell You”. 

The same research team now wants to test Olive Oil on people with Alzheimer’s to see if it can also slow or even reverse the condition.