Eat more PROBIOTICS and improve your health – both the body and the brain.
Sounds a little like: “Take your cod liver oil, its good for you.” It doesn’t have to be that way. Most probiotic foods can add to the culinary pleasures of your meal. The secret is to incorporate them into your daily diet in interesting ways. That is exactly what Robin’s Restaurant in Cambria, California does – everyday.
Gary Wenk (Neuroscientist and the author of Your Brain on Food), claims that the bacteria in your gut impact your brain. Here are some of his key points and comments on how they are particularly relevant to Boomers:
The elderly and frail humans who have major cognitive impairments also have the lowest level of bug diversity in their guts.
Live microorganism, which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. (The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)
Probiotics are Hot! But Why All the Excitement?.
Our gut or digestive tract is full of bacteria and that’s normal. Some promote health and some make you ill. The goal is not to eliminate all the bad bacteria – it is to maintain the optimal balance. Probiotics help to maintain the balance.
The challenge of maintaining balance:
“It looks like our lifestyle is both the problem and the solution. Poor food choices, emotional stress, lack of sleep, antibiotic overuse, other drugs, and environmental influences can all shift the balance in favor of the bad bacteria.
When the digestive tract is healthy, it filters out and eliminates things that can damage it, such as harmful bacteria, toxins, chemicals, and other waste products. On the flip side, it takes in the things that our body needs (nutrients from food and water) and absorbs and helps deliver them to the cells where they are needed.” (The Truth about Probiotics)
Interested in keeping YOUR BRAIN HEALTHY and promoting YOUR own HEALTHY AGING?
This book is for you!
Buy it, read it and if you don’t do the cooking, give to the person who does.