Brain health needs to be taken care of from a young age, so add basil to your diet. Scientists have found that this plant can protect against dementia.
Researchers from the University of South Florida have found that such an unpretentious and affordable plant like basil can prevent dementia, characterized by a violation in the cognitive sphere. The fact is that basil contains fenchol, a natural compound that may protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease.
This effect is associated with the mechanisms of its perception by the intestinal microbiome. Scientists have found that the natural component reduces the number of so-called zombie cells, or aging neuronal cells. Such a cell stops reproducing and slowly dies. Their accumulations were found in diseased and aging organs. It is believed that this circumstance provokes inflammation and the so-called. “signals of stress” or death, which are received by neighboring and healthy cells.
Moreover, basil contains vitamins C, B, K, PP, as well as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper and other trace elements necessary to keep the whole body in good shape. The plant is able to improve metabolism, normalize blood pressure, and also strengthen the immune system.