Fenchol, a natural compound found in basil (but also in eucalyptus leaves, wild celery, nutmeg, aster flowers, and citrus fruits), seems to reduce neurotoxicity in the brain. In this way it might protect the brain against the accumulation of the toxic amyloid-beta protein, related to Alzheimer’s.

There is a growing evidence that the gut microbes play a vital role in our aging process. A recent study on mice has shown that the gut microbes can even reverse brain aging by transplanting them from young representatives into the old ones. After the transplantation the researchers observed an improved learning ability and cognitive […]

First of all, what is tryptophan and what is so special about it? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps our body make melatonin and serotonin. Melatonin is responsible for our good night sleep, while serotonin regulates our appetite, mood and pain. Moreover, our liver can also use tryptophan to produce vitamin B3, which […]

Did you know that our genes are responsible only for about 10-35% of aging process and longevity? The remaining percentage is determined by our environment (think about lifestyle aspects) and, according to a recent study, by some random changes in our body’s cells during our life span. These random changes can for example happen during […]

We all know that whole grains such as rice, wheat and oats are healthy because they are rich in dietary fiber with a lot of health benefits. But did you know that we are not able to digest this fiber on our own? And if we can’t digest something, then we can’t use it. So […]

Green tea is packed with a lot of antioxidants, mainly catechins. Do you know what is wrong with that?