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BRAIN HEALTH #4: BRAIN HEALTH AND NUTRITION-The brain is nourished by glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids from the diet, but the brain also gets benefits from other plant-based substances called Phytonutrients from foods and supplements. LUTEIN found in green leafy vegetables like kale, dark green lettuce, spinach and avocado is concentrated in the back of the eye in the area that gets the most light called the Macula. The optic nerve the carries LUTEIN into the brain where it makes up 58% of the total carotenoids compared to only 28% in the blood. This concentration in the eye and the brain is carried out by a special protein pump that has been identified. CURCUMIN from the spice Turmeric, ANTHOCYANINS from Red and Purple Berries like Blueberries, Raspberries, and Blackberries, and ELLAGITANNINS from Pomegranate all have been studied for their potential benefit in protecting the brain. Until all the evidence is in, it makes sense to include these foods in your diet when you can as part of Balanced Nutrition and a Healthy Active Lifestyle!! #drdavidheber #brain #nutrition #curcumin #lutein #berries #pomegranate to learn more go to and

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