The Brain Diet
Let me start with a question: what is more important than that grey matter
between your ears? We all know the answer to that question and that is why
I am going to show you a Brain Diet that will dramatically improve your ability
to learn, your memory and your congition in general. What you eat and drink (and
a few lifestyle changes) can actually rebuild your brain no matter what your
Remember: your brain and memory are what determines your personality, your intelligence,
your ability to function in your career and relationships and even your sexuality. And how many of you reading this want to end up like Uncle Harold,
talking to himself in some home where he can't remember what happened 30 seconds
ago? You need your brain. You need your memory.
Here's the good news: cience has proven that you can
actually jump start your memory, cognition and mental
faculties in middle age and beyond. In other words, even if your brain has started to go
through the normal process of atrophy associated with aging, you can actually begin
a program that will actually rewire your brain and even develop new synapses.
Scientists call this neurogenesis. You can even put a halt
to what scientists thought, until a few years ago, was the
inevitable shrinking of the brain and atrophy of your brain.
Let me put it another way: forget all the stupid memory books and memory
tricks and get on the Brain Diet. You can improve your memory without trying to do any unnatural
acts. When you were younger, did you do weird associations or tricks to
remember something? No! While it was not always effortless, you
certainly did not have stress and strain. You just remembered it.
Well, you can do same thing now if you will take the time to rebuild your
Researchers even have a name for this rebuilding of
brain cells and connections:
neurogenesis. (Please read this link on
Brain Killers as well. You need to
protect your precious grey matter from many dietary, environmental and life
style dangers that you might not have ever thought about!)
This is incredibly important because "according to the U.S. Census Bureau, in
2020 almost 20 percent of the U.S. population will be over 65; over 12 million
people will be over 85; more than 500,000 Americans will be over 100 - the
fastest growing age group of all".  The entire population is aging and there
is no need for this to be a demographic disaster. Peak Testosterone is all
about showing you how to maintain your youthful memory, cognition, energy and
fitness throughout your life - using science of course.
The important thing is to start now. It is a fact that you can rebuild your brain through a
proper Brain Diet no matter
what age you are. Please don't wait until the plaques and tangles of
Alzheimers have slowly destroyed your grey matter, especially in the memory
areas of the brain, and it is too late. It is time
to boost both your memory and mental abilities by following these research-proven
NEWS FLASH: There's an old saying, "The worse it tastes, the better
it is for you." Well, that sort of earthy cynicism just does not always
play out in the health world. A 2009 study exemplifies this best by
declaring my three favorite (or darn close) foods and drinks "dementia busters."
For me there is no better news than to hear that red wine, dark chocolate and
tea are all associated with better cognitive performance. 
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The Brain Diet
- Green Tea. One recent study
of 1003 Japanese men and women over age 70 found that those who drank 2 cups or
more of green tea per day were 54% less likely to develop cognitive impairment.
 Green tea has done very well in animal studies as well. Rats fed a green
tea extract had significantly improved memory and learning abilities.
 One laboratory study of rat cells found that EGCG, probably the most important
phytochemical in green tea, actually caused the growth of neurons.
 Again, this is neurogenesis and something that science thought
impossible not too long ago. Further work needs to be done, but this may explain how well green tea has
done in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's studies.  And, as if all that wasn't enough,
green tea also raises dopamine levels, the feel-good neurotransmitter, and,
because it fights insulin insensitivity, likely helps deliver a steady and even
glucose supply to the brain. Drink 2-4 cups every day.
- Blueberries. It is hard to say
too much good about this food: blueberries protect you against almost
every long term health issue known to man. Brain protection and promotion
studies have been extremely positive in animal studies in particular. For
example, one recent study in
animals showed rats given a blueberry extract, equivalent to about a cup/day for
humans, had significantly less decline in memory, learning, coordination and
cognitive abilites. But what was most amazing is that this study actually showed aged rats returning to normal on these same tests of
mental performance.  In other words, there is strong evidence
that blueberries can help rebuild your brain, possibly aiding in neurogenesis.
Another study of older rats that were
exhibiting signs of brain aging issues showed that giving blueberry extract
restored cognitive abilities and spatial memory.  Again, this shows actual
healing being accomplished, not just protection. Blueberries have also
been shown to protect against the brain damage caused by ischemic events (loss
of blood flow to the brain), stroke and free radical damage. This is
incredibly important as we age, because there are so many stressors that can
damage the brain - lack of sleep, poor glucose regulation, etc. - that
blueberries are an excellent insurance policy as well.
- Sweet Potatoes and Carrots. Beta
carotene has had lackluster results, to say the least, in studies of heart
disease. However, results look good when it comes to protecting your
neurons. One Harvard study of 4,000
men found that long term consumers of beta carotene supplements scored significantly
higher on a battery of cognitive tests.  Beta Carotene
supplementation also helps with memory according to one study. Beta Carotene is the chemical in carrots and sweet potatoes
that give them their distinctive orange color and powerful antioxidant capabilities.
start loading up on the orange veges.
- Curcumin Curcumin is the main ingredient in curry and mustard
and was found (in the lab) to increase uptake of the dreaded amyloid plaques that build up in the brains of Alzhemiers
patients.  This may explain
why epidemiologists have long observed that curry-consuming societies
have much lower rates of Alzheimer's disease. Note: Eat your mustard or curry
with some fat, preferably that from olive oil or nuts, to help absorbtion.
- Mediterranean Diet. A recent study show that
the Mediterranean Diet prevents Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. 
Furthermore, the greater the adherence to the Mediterranean Diet, the less the
risk of Alzheimer's. Those with the greatest adherence to the Mediterranean
Diet had a 40% less risk than those with the least. For more information on
the Mediterranean Diet, see this link. A previous
study found a similar link. 
Olive Oil. Olive oil is also inversely related with
cognitive decline. In other words, the more Olive Oil, the better your
brain functions with advancing age. 
- Red Wine.
is associated with greatly reduced risk of Alzheimer's Disease in the well-known
longitudinal study called PAQUID.  For
moderate drinkers, 1-2 glasses/day, the risk of dementia/Alzheimer's was reduced
by about half. CAUTION: Drinking beyond 2 drinks/day is
associated with higher levels of cognitive impariment.
Drinking (Not Just Red Wine). A 2003 JAMA (Journal of the American
Medical Association) study found that light drinking - about 1 drink/day or less
- was associated with an approximate 30% (on average) reduction in dementia on
373 subjects 65 and older. Once again, drinking in moderation is excellent for
overall health. 
- Fish. Fish consumption has been inversely associated
with cognitive impairment.  In other words, fish is good for the
brain. Furthermore, people who
ate fish at least once per week had a 60% reduction in Alzheimer&s rates
according to one study!  A 2004 study found that the trans fats and
saturated fats greatly increased risk of Alzheimer's while monounsaturated fats
(olive oil) and polyunsaturated fats decreased risk.  This study pointed out
that those in the top fifth of saturated fat consumption had 2.2 times the risk
of those in the bottom fifth after adjusting for known risk factors! This same
researcher did a more extensive study the following year and found that "in
separate mixed models adjusted for demographic and cardiovascular
risk factors and intakes of antioxidant nutrients and other dietary
fats, higher intakes of saturated fat (p for
trend = 0.04) and trans-unsaturated fat (p for trend = 0.07)
were linearly associated with greater decline in cognitive score
over 6 years.  Once again, what's good for the heart is good for
the penis and what's good for the penis is good for the brain. CAUTION: Most fish has high mercury, PCB and heavy metal
contamination and there is recommended for consumption on average of only once
or twice per week.
- Apples Juice. Multiple animal studies have shown the power of apples and
apple juice on the brain.
 One of the most interesting was a 2006 study that showed one of the
ways apple products achieve this effect is through an increase in acetylcholine
levels, arguably the key neurotransmitter for memory.  CAUTION:
Remember that apples are one of the few foods I recommend organic. Apples
are a grafted plant and thus require more pesticides.
- Fruit and Vegetable Juices. Beta-amyloid has long been known to be one of
the vicious henchmen of Alzheimers and works much of its havoc through oxidative
damage. Researchers speculated that fruit and vegetable juices, with their
strong antioxidant polyphenol content, could be protective against dementia.
This is exactly what they found: those consuming fruit or vegetable juices
(with high polyphenol content) had signficantly lower rates of Alzheimers. 
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