As we grow a bit older we all start having a few glitches with our memory. Many of us will never admit it but for so many others is oh so very obvious and what are we all to do?
Recently I came upon some interesting information that could be of some use in of all places a publication know as the business insider.
“According to a study by the National University of Singapore, seniors who eat more than two standard portions of mushrooms per week, an equivalent to 300g or half a plate, may be 50% less likely to suffer mild cognitive impairment.
The study was conducted from 2011 to 2017 and published on Tuesday March 12.
The effect is thought to be down to ergothioneine, an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory humans can’t synthesize independently.
Dr Cheah said: “ET (ergothioneine) is a unique antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which humans are unable to synthesize on their own. But it can be obtained from dietary sources, one of the main ones being mushrooms.”
The NUS study stated that seniors with mild cognitive impairment display subtle symptoms of memory loss or forgetfulness, as well as a deficit in other cognitive functions such as language, attention, and visuospatial abilities.
According to the more recent study, earlier NUS research — also involving Dr Cheah — found that a deficiency in the ergothioneine compound could be a risk factor for neurodegeneration diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.”
Interesting reading indeed so plate up some mushrooms twice a week and you may start thinking a little clearer. Happy Shrooming and Healthy, Happy Eating.