Eating two servings of mushrooms per week halve the risk of early symptoms of dementia in the elderly.
Researchers from the National University of Singapore found that people who eat at least 300 grams of mushrooms, have a reduced risk of disorders of cognitive abilities, writes Daily Mail.
According to the researchers, even a small portion of mushrooms has a positive effect.
That contains 100 grams of mushrooms
The fact that mushrooms contain an amino acid that the body can’t produce on their own or contained in very low concentrations in people with dementia.
In the experiment, a team of scientists for six years collecting dietary indicators, more than 600 Chinese aged over 60.
The volunteers also underwent cognitive tests to determine how well their brain and make “stars out of dementia” and to assess how much of their brain was damaged by age.
Those who ate more than two servings of mushrooms on a weekly basis, the risk of violations of cognitive abilities was 50% lower.
Symptoms of dementia
It is a unique connection called ergothioneine, which is considered mosnaim antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which people can not synthesize on their own.
But you can get it from certain products, one of which is fungi.
Among the fungi, which contain useful component, scientists have listed mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, shiitake, dried and canned mushrooms.
The scientists added that the positive effect of many other types of mushrooms.
See also: Alzheimer’s Disease
Recall that nutrients, which are contained in meat, eggs, oily fish, nuts and greens that help to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
As reported by the portal “Znayu” researchers from Yale University have identified drinking a cocktail of synthetic molecules, which prevents the development of the first stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Also “Znayu” he wrote that an effective vaccine against dementia will be created in 10 years.