Three Sweet Foods That Are Good for the Brain, According to a Neuroscientist

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.23 - 2024 4:23 PM CET

Neuroscientist Robert Love claims that one of the options can even promote the growth of new brain cells.

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As we age, various changes occur in the body, and the brain is not immune. It's normal for small forgetfulness to arise. The same cannot be said for memory loss and serious neurological diseases. However, there are some foods that can help keep the brain healthy.

In a video published on the social network TikTok, neuroscientist Robert Love stated that there are three sweets "great for the brain". Chocolate is one of them. "Make sure it's dark" to ensure you get more bioflavonoids, which are blockers of the receptors for some hormones related to cancer, and sterols, which are converted into vitamin D in the body.

Blueberries can also be extremely beneficial for the brain. "They're rich in polyphenols, great for gut bacteria. And what's good for the gut is good for the brain," he said. He added that "blueberries also have a low sugar content, so they won't spike your blood sugar."

The doctor recommends organic blueberries to avoid pesticides "harmful to the brain and the rest of the body."

Robert Love also advises consuming black sticky rice. Yes, you read that correctly. It is a very popular dessert in the East. "Black rice is really delicious and very healthy. It's rich in polyphenols" and "doesn't spike your blood sugar like regular rice."

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