Scientists have discovered that eating garlic helps prevent age-related memory loss in Alzheimer's patients and Parkinson's disease.
The natural compound alginine sulfide, which is present in garlic, improves the health of bacteria in the stomach and improves the cognitive health of older people.
American scientists have discovered that the composition reproduces billions of microorganisms in the gut, which play a major role in the digestive tract to maintain health.
"Our findings indicate that the garlic allele found in garlic helps preserve microorganisms in the gut and improve cognitive health in the elderly," Dr. said. Giotermaya Bhira from the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
The diversity of microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract is reduced in older people, a stage where degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease develop, and memory and cognitive abilities may decline.
The team tested the theory about 24-month-old rats – similar to those aged 56 to 69 in humans.
The rodents received the allele sulfide and compared to the younger mice and the same age without giving them the garlic compound.
The results showed that older mice with CMOS showed better long-term and short-term memory, and that the intestines were healthier than other rodents with reduced spatial memory.
Other research has shown that allel sulfide retains a gene expression of the neurotransmitter derived from nerve cells (NDNF) in the brain, which is important for long and short-term memory.