A Natural Compound Found In Strawberries Improves Brain Function And Memory

Researchers consider that diet-derived antioxidants are beneficial for enhancing our memory and preventing age-related damage of the brain.  

A recent study, carried out at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, has shown that fisetin, an antioxidant found in strawberries, has the ability to fight against neurodegenerative disorders. Moreover, it can prevent Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. After mice were treated with fisetin, the results of the study showed a significant decrease in brain inflammation and cognitive ability. Also, it slowed down cognitive dysfunction and brain aging.  

About 1/3 of people at the age of 60 suffer from memory and recall loss. Also, as the average age climbs, the number of people experiencing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia continue to increase.  

Since 2006, researchers have been investigating the effects of fisetin on brain health. They found out that it could enhance brain signaling pathways that improve long-term memory. Moreover, the activation of these signaling pathways played a role in memory formation, a process known as LTP (long-term potentiation). It allows memories to be stored inside the brain by enhancing neuron connections. In addition, it also slows down the age-related decline in brain function and prevents the decline in motor and cognitive functions.  

Fisetin possesses potent anti-diabetes and anti-cancer properties. It is available in many fruits and vegetables, including:

  1. Onions 
  2. Grapes 
  3. Tomatoes 
  4. Peaches 
  5. Kiwi 
  6. Apples 
  7. Mangoes 
  8. Persimmons 
  9. Cucumbers 
  10. Strawberries