‘There are no BAD foods and no superfoods.”
Dr Jian Guan’s research tells her that the idea of superfood is a myth. And what about dairy cream? Isn’t that bad for you?
Memory Foundation talks with Dr Jian Guan about her research into nutrition and why the brain ages.
Brain ageing has four main causes and here Dr Jian Guan talks about one of them – nutrition – and the impact it has on the way the brain ages. Find out what you need to eat to keep your brain young, alert and growing, no matter what your age is.
And she tells about the ‘eat 80% rule’ and why it is important.
Dr Jian Guan, from the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland, is an expert in nutrition, brain ageing and its causes.
Read more about Dr Jian Guan MD, PhD
https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/j-guan During the last 18 years, Jian’s research has been largely focused on understanding the biological function of insulin-like growth factors following brain injury and in chronic neurological conditions in neonatal, infant, young adult and aging brains. More recently she has been investigating the effects of nutrition on brain development, premature aging and cognitive function. She has extensive experience in designing animal based experiments and models, behavioral testing, neuronal anatomy, neurobiology and pharmacology. Her research has resulted in 170 publications with high reference index (H-index 21), indicating the novelty of her research field. Collaborations: Dr J-Y Wen, School of Pharmacy, The University of Auckland, on peptide formulation Dr J Perry, Liggins Institute, on the role of neuropeptides in angiogenesis Professor R Faull, Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland, on white matter degeneration in Huntington’s Disease Professor C Vorhees, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, on developmental neuroscience
Hi there I suffered from injury brain during car accident and now just turned 60 years age .I had my car accident 10 years ago but have really found it difficult to focus and memory loss .I am doing ok but know that if I don’t start looking for alternative solutions natural remedies my condition could become worse .I want to live till I’m 80 years older with an alert mind .My mum was 86 years and had a number of head injuries during fall before she passed away .Could you give me some advice on managing my condition and dietary to prevent deteriorating symptoms.
Well done on taking steps to protect your brain health. This is SO important. Even 20 minutes a day of gentle exercise like walking has been shown to make a huge difference. Here are some links that may be helpful for you. https://www.brainfit.world/why-your-brain-needs-protein/. This one is an eBook called Brain Food: Food for Thought – https://www.brainfit.world/product/brain-food/ and this is a new article about a supplement researched for 35 years by Dr Jian Guan.
And, of course, finding a brain challenge every day helps keep your brain connections active. Keep connected to Brainfit and we try to keep you inspired with helpful information.