Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Celery can help protect your memory

Remember when celery was touted as the perfect diet food because it supposedly burned more calories to eat than it contained? I don't know if it's true, but it DOES seem that celery contained a super ani-inflammatory flavonoid, luteolin, that may help protect your brain's hippocampus, and, theoretically improve and maintain your memory.

To be filed under, couldn't hurt, might help. Why not? Plenty of fiber plus water, trace minerals. And choose organic, so you're not introducing anything detrimental into your system.

1 comment:

Paula said...

It's good to know. I haven't thought of celery as a memory booster.

I knew it was an aphrodisiac for men :) and also good for gout and for depression.

Other boosters for memory I know are Lemon balm, Honey, Basil and Nuts.