Innovación, Investigación y SaludFeb. 18, 2022
Consumo de berries ayuda a disminuir el riesgo de Parkinson
Fruit and vegetables contain many nutrients and minerals that play an important role in helping us maintain good health. Take flavonoids, for example. These are a group of naturally occurring compounds that are found in many foods – including citrus fruit, berries, red wine and even dark chocolate.
Flavonoids act as antioxidants, which help to prevent or slow damage to cells which may lead to diseases – such as cancer. They also reduce inflammation in the body, which is common in many chronic diseases – including neurodegenerative ones, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
Research shows that flavonoids are good for our brain health, with studies showing diets high in fruit and veggies may slow cognitive decline and lower dementia risk. And now, a recent study has suggested that people with Parkinson’s disease who consume diets high in flavonoids may live longer than those who don’t.
theconversation.com/February 2, 2022