Some desserts will help maintain mental clarity and improve brain function.
So which desserts are good for the brain?
Natural chocolate contains flavonoids that are beneficial for the areas of the brain that are associated with memory and learning. The main flavonoid, epicatechin, improves various aspects of cognitive function, helping to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and stroke.
Yogurt is good for the so-called second brain – the gut, which has its own nervous system and can produce many of the same neurotransmitters as the brain, such as serotonin.
According to research, the natural biochemical compound quercetin, present in apples, can protect neurons in our brain from oxidation. It is believed that quercetin reduces cell death in the brain, associated precisely with the oxidation and inflammation of neurons. This process may play an important role in reducing neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.