Aug 29, 2010

Apples? The new cure all?

"Apples, and especially apple juice, turn out to be brain food," Hara Estroff Marano.

In Psychology Today, June 2010, there is interesting information on research of the effectiveness of apples with dementia. According to the article in a study of people with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease who consumed 8 ounces of apple juice a day, the behavioral and psychotic symptoms of the disease fell by 27%. That means less anxiety, agitation and delusional symptoms. Apples juice fed to mice also reduces generation of the neurotoxin betamyloid thought to cause Alzheimer's disease. It also increased levels of neurotransmitters which help movement, sensory perception and attention; decreased some negative components that can be activated during aging; and reduced free radicals of oxygen in the central nervous system.

It sounds worthwhile to add one to two cups of apple juice to our daily diet.

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