Scientists: consumption of garlic improves memory in the elderly

Ученые: потребление чеснока улучшает память у пожилых людей

The animal study conducted by researchers from the University of Louisville (USA) showed that a compound in garlic called arylsulphides, may help prevent memory loss associated with age. In particular, the connection helps to counteract age-related changes of the intestinal bacteria related to memory issues.

ResearchWhen a person becomes older, the diversity of the intestinal microbiota is reduced.

“In the study, the researchers wanted to better understand how changes in the intestinal microbiota affect the decline of cognitive functions associated with age. This was orally given allilaire 24-month-old mice, which corresponds to the age of the men from 56 to 69 years. They then compared these mice with mice 4 and 24 months of age who received no dietary Supplement with arylsulphides”. – writes the edition Health.News.

The researchers found that older mice who received the compound from garlic, was observed the best long-term and short-term memory, as well as more healthy gut bacteria compared to older mice who did not receive the drug. Old mice that did not receive compound of garlic, was also disrupted spatial memory.

In addition to garlic, there are many other spices that can boost brain function. These include turmeric, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and Basil.