“Oh where is my mobile?” Colleague: “Did you handle the matter I asked you last time?” “Ah! Sorry, I forgot!” It always happens in your life – losing and forgetting something? It’s not that you don’t care, but your short-term and long-term memory is slowing declining.
「1. Mustard Greens: Restore Memory Leaves」
Mustard is the stem and leaves of mustard, a cruciferous plant, which is abundant in winter. It is rich in carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C and iron. Its specific effect is refreshing. Mustard greens contain a large amount of ascorbic acid which is a highly active reducing substance. It participates in the body’s important redox process. It can increase the oxygen content in the brain and stimulate the brain to use oxygen. It is refreshing and relieves fatigue.
「2. Eggs: Brain Blood Vessel Scavenger」
Eggs are one of the healthiest foods. People are curious especially whether the yolk will increase cholesterol when consumed. 70% to 80% of the cholesterol production in the human body is self-synthesized. When eating food with high cholesterol, the self-synthesis will be reduced. Under a healthy condition, excess cholesterol will be metabolized. The egg yolk is not a main factor that affects cholesterol when consumed. A whole egg contains 700mg of lecithin which is equivalent to the lecithin content of two rice bowls of soybeans. The active ingredient phospholipid choline can reach 25% of the human body’s daily requirement. Lecithin is a blood scavenger which can promote the metabolism of cholesterol in the blood and is also an important component of cell membranes. After lecithin enters the human body, choline will be produced after digestion and absorption. It is the raw material for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine Alkali can improve memory and prevent dementia in old age.
「3. Apple x Pectin ＝ Memory Pectin」
Refer to Dae Jang Geum’s Korean TV series, she prepared several apples for the emperor and placed them in his bedroom to help the emperor relax and fall asleep. Apples really have a curative effect. For a while, I didn’t sleep well, and I woke up in the middle of the night – not being able to fall asleep for a long time.
Long and short-term memory is managed by the brain-derived neuron factor (BDNF) in the brain. Studies have showed that as long as Histone Deacetylase (HDAC) is inhibited, the amount of BDNF will be increased. It helps to enhance memory1. Researchers also found that Butyrate will be converted from apple pectin by intestinal bacteria which can inhibit HDAC to enhance our memory2.
（Between apple skin and pulp）
1. Exercise in the Early Stage after Stroke Enhances Hippocampal Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Expression and Memory Function Recovery.
2. Effects of β-hydroxy-β-methyl butyrate on working memory and cognitive flexibility in an animal model of aging