Summary of Power Foods for the Brain | Neal Barnard | TEDxBismarck

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Neal Barnard discusses how diet and exercise can improve brain health and cognitive function. He cites a study that found that people who consume certain fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and seeds, have better memory and recall. He also mentions that exercise can help improve brain health.

  • 00:00:00 Neal Barnard talks about how bad fats can damage the brain, and how to avoid them. He also talks about how to identify mild cognitive impairment and how to treat it with diet.
  • 00:05:00 A study published in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" found that people with the APOE-epsilon 4 gene, which is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, may also be at higher risk for memory problems due to free radicals created by iron and copper in their diets. Vitamin E, found in certain fruits and vegetables, helps to reduce the risk of these free radicals. Those who eat more nuts and seeds are likely to be benefitting the most from this protection.
  • 00:10:00 The video provides information on the benefits of consuming certain foods, specifically blueberries and grapes. The research showed that those who consumed these foods had better memory and recall. The video also discusses the importance of exercise, mentioning that it can help improve brain health.
  • 00:15:00 Neal Barnard discusses the importance of exercise and its effects on the brain, noting that brain shrinkage is a common occurrence as people age, but that adding just five minutes of exercise a week can reverse the process.

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