It’s found in your local grocery store.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
The Alzheimer’s rate is skyrocketing in America, and most of us know someone who has been affected.
Now medical researchers are desperately looking for something that can slow the disease – or prevent it completely.
And they may have found it.
Because it turns out that a “superfood” may be one of the greatest weapons against Alzheimer’s around.
And you can find it right in your local supermarket.
If you like beets, you’re in luck.
Researchers recently found that the compound in beets that gives beets their deep red color—it’s called betaine—has a dramatic impact on the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the buildup of amino acids called beta amyloid. When these proteins clump together, they form toxic plaques that damage brain cells, disrupt the communication between brain cells, and cause inflammation in the brain.
That’s a triple whammy against healthy brain function.
Researchers conducted lab experiments to see if betaine could have an impact on these toxic beta amyloid plaques.
What they found was that the betaine reduced the dangerous oxidation caused by amyloid beta by a remarkable 90%.
Since oxidation is a key factor that contributes to inflammation and brain cell damage, this represents a major role for betaine in protecting against the brain-damaging, memory-robbing impact of these toxic clumps.
This latest study adds to other evidence showing how beneficial beets are for brain health. For example, beets contain nitrates, which increase blood flow in the brain, and folate, which has been shown to delay dementia.
For some delicious fresh spring dishes, try shredding beets and adding them to a cabbage slaw. Or try them roasted on a salad with goat cheese.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
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