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3 best spices and herbs to boost brain health

3 best spices and herbs to boost brain health

Packed with antioxidants and nutrients, incorporate these spices into your everyday diet to promote a healthy brain and reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

3 best spices and herbs to boost brain health

Turmeric contains the antioxidant curcumin which gives it anti-inflammatory properties, making it one of the best brain health foods you can find.

It’s a great spice to add to creamy curries, as dissolved into fat its bioavailability may increase.

One of the typical markers of Alzheimer’s disease is reduced levels of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger in the brain.

Research out of the Medical Research Council’s Neurochemical Pathology Unit at Newcastle General Hospital has shown that sage oil can inhibit the breakdown of acetylcholine.

A delicious herb in the realm of brain health foods, sage is a great addition to marinades and sauces, or try adding a few dry leaves to your honey or vinegar.

One of the most commonly purchased and consumed spices in the world, a University of Niš study has revealed that the alkaloid piperine – the main component in black pepper – helps improve cognitive function.

READ MORE: 5 ways to maintain good brain health and reduce the risk of dementia. 

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