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The hippocampus is the brain’s memory centre and is vital for remembering new information. Neurons in the hippocampus form connections that are constantly being reorganised, a process we call neuroplasticity. This enables us to learn and form memories in response to the constant influx of information in our dynamic world. Junk food filled diets also reduces key brain chemicals required for neuroplasticity, impairing memory.
Research also shows that people who eat lots of junk food also perform badly in memory tests compared to those who eat healthily, irrespective of body weight (i.e. you don’t have to be overweight for these foods to impact your brain’s health). Continue reading “Junk foods can impair your memory”
The moringa tree is indigenous to India, and also grown in Central and South America, Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Its leaves are rich in vitamins A, C, and E; some B vitamins; and the minerals calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, and iron. They even boast antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.
We all know that green leafy vegetables are a key part of a healthy, balanced diet, but many don’t realise that not all greens are created equal! Like kale and other “super-greens” before it, Moringa oleifera has been lauded in the news as having one of the best nutritional profiles around; rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Much sought, the leaves of this North African tree are not something that are easily added to our everyday diets however.