Sandrine Thuret, a renowned neuroscientist asserts that everyone has the ability to grow new brain cells. The neuroscientist offers advice on how to enhance the neurogenesis, better the mood, strengthen the memory, and slow down age-related decline. And, opposite to what we have thought by now, the human brain can be fixed through the growth of the brain cells.
What Is Neurogenesis?
Our brain is consisted of different brain regions and neurogenesis is the creation of new brain cells and it occurs after prenatal development. In two regions of the brain, known as sub ventricular and the hippocampus, this process is believed to proceed in adulthood as well. It was also found that new brain cells may be of great aid in treating Alzheimer’s and depression.
Growing New Brain Cells
- Regular workout
Newest study points out that walking for 45 minutes on a daily basis may elevate the chance of new hippocampus tissues and other studies indicate that regular workout is highly beneficial for neurogenesis and it may also decrease the chance of Alzheimer’s.
When you eat blueberries on a regular basis, you will encourage neurogenesis, but also better your mood and cognition. This is because blueberries are abundant in flavonoids and do not contain a lot of sugar. Namely, balanced blood sugar levels are known to trigger neurogenesis.
- Fast and avoid caloric foods
This may elevate the risk of loss of brain cells.
- Include turmeric to your daily diet
Curcumin, a substance found in turmeric and ginger, is known to encourage the growth of brain cells and this has been backed up by scientific studies with animals. Other studies indicate that it can also lower the brain-derived neurotrophic expression factor that is pivotal for a variety of brain functions.
- Increase the intake of omega-3 fatty acids
Studies point out that these acids elevate the creation of new brain cells. To benefit from them, add wild-caught fish to your diet.
- Drink more green tea
Neurogenesis is supported by green tea, i.e. by the EGCG compound present in it.
- Consume dark chocolate
70 percent cacao chocolate is believed to support longevity and it also contributes to the growth of new brain cells due to being rich in flavonoids.