Diets Prevention

How Mushrooms Help Ward Off Dementia

Here’s one good reason to add mushrooms to your dinner plate: they may help stave off dementia.

That’s according to a review that found that certain edible mushrooms contained potent compounds capable of protecting the brain from inflammation, which contributes to dementia. Dementia isn’t a specific brain disorder but a term for symptoms caused by brain disorders that affect memory and thinking.

The review also found that some of the potent compounds in mushrooms boosted the production of nerve growth factor (NGF), which is important for the survival and maintenance of certain brain cells.

Overall, the findings of the review suggest that eating mushrooms as part of your daily diet may delay the onset of age-related cognitive decline and brain disorders marked by symptoms of dementia. Read more…

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