Cocoa, Coco, Harvard discussed on Invite Health


Very good of you. My name is Jerry hick Emma pharmacist a nutritionist. And by the way, we have a lot of health professionals that work at invite you could call them up and talk to them. And you could go in and visit them, you could shoot him emails asking questions. Don't be gentle as tough questions. They are knowledgeable and are sincere. And they are helpful. Now, the next two supplements are going to talk about our for brain health, which can benefit the memory. They usually do and the last one I'm going to talk about at the end of the program is for energy. It's a multivitamin that's spectacular for energy so cocoa. People come in and say, listen. My mother has memory loss, or my father has memory loss or my older brother has memory loss. I'd rather not have that gimme me a couple of things to help. Protect me, and I say, well cogos, one of them they go and their general generally surprised which surprises me has been at least thirty studies that Coco's could feel memory. So it always surprises me that people don't know about cocoa and memory. And it works. It seems to have a hierarchy of nutrients, in fact, it was a recent study showing that this seems to be a hierarchy of nutrients and cocoa like a mood pyramid. So here's the department of pharmaceutical sciences university of Antwerp, which is in Belgium, Anson plant a medical journal. I read all the time. It's, it's an herbal journal. And they're talking about cocoa. And he said CoCo helps remain. They're saying there's a lot of things in cocoa. Help your mood and your cognitive function. So they said for mood and cognitive function. There's like a hierarchy like in walls, and methods and teens which is true. But then they said, there's rather minor constituents such as south soil in wall. It's kind of like a, a mood pyramid of cocoa. So it is a lot of things in cocoa good for the brain. And what got me I interested in cocoa for the brain. We're studies out of Brigham and women's hospital and also Harvard Medical School and also Harvard School of public health, and then I started seeing two studies coming out of Johns Hopkins, and Yale and Tufts University. And I said, well, the stuff is real. They found out that KoKo has flannels that open up the blood vessels in the brain and improve circulation to an aging brain. So whereas the Pete's seems to help with the body and blood pressure, the cockleshell would be more active in the brain, which is interesting. But it's the specific ingredients. Cocoa has about eight hundred ingredients that we know of. And a started could for the brain are ingredients like south Solan, wall and fetal. Ethyl Amine and theon lean and theobromine, and the flab and three oils. They clearly have great impact on the brain. Harvard actually said, listen cocoa has a lot of things that are found in a healthy brain. So Harvard did a series of studies and they found that within weeks. Coco was improving circulation to older people to their brain specifically to bring. They were doing brain studies and the level of improvement within the first two weeks, it was like eleven or twelve percent. So Harvard separately and not related to eighty studies. Wanted to see how much circulation to the brain declined on average would age. And he looked at thousands of Americans and they found an older people circulation to the brain tends to decline somewhere between ten to fourteen percent. So think about your brain is a super high energy organ. It uses up twenty percent of the energy from each meal to, to keep it going. So it has to have a great circle, Tori system, which it does. But over time those blood vessels are getting clogged and stiffened and less blood is reaching the brain now to heart tends to pump eighty times a minute. And over the course of a year at tends to pump almost thirty seven million times, so thirty seven million times a year, eighty times per minute. You heart is receiving ten to fourteen percent. Less blood. That means it's getting less oxygen lists nutrition, fewer calories and brain. So start the dog and it can affect you. If it gets bad enough, it can affect you. So they've done a number of studies now with CoCo and brain health. They've done a number studies. So here's a Spanish older adults habitual cocoa consumption, what it does for the many mental state exam. The mini mental state exam is something you give to people who've lost memory. The Seattle welder brains functioning, it's an internal nutrition in hospital nutrition and a hospital is a fantastic journal. I read it all the time as university of Madrid. So they said, terror associations described between dementia mild cognitive impairment and foods would a high content of polyphenyls, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. So they found that. People compared to people who did not have cocoa. We're talking older people with memory loss. Cocoa improved. Activity results on a mini mental state exempts court by fifty two percent older people who are losing memory FDA had cocoa their scores on a mini mental state exam improved by fifty two percent. They found that cocoa consumption was associated with a lowered likelihood of developing mild, cognitive impairment lowering the risk by sixty one percent. Older people listen to this. This is really important all their people that consume cocoa habitually. They have a sixty one percent reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment, that's a very important finding. Mild cognitive impairment is when your brain has shrunk and it really affects your memory and everybody sees it, you know, it your wife knows it kids know what your boss knows that. Everybody knows. But here's the problem not only is your brain suffering, and not only is it has it shrunk, not only as your memory suffering. But you've got a huge increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Or other dimensions. So they found that people who are older who habitually sup on cocoa real cocoa. Have a sixty one percent lower risk of mild cognitive impairment. That's an excellent finding so here's another one brain impaired, elderly subjects appear to benefit the most from cocoa flavonoids at journal frontiers nutrition as university allow kilo in Italy. And looking at fifty human clinical studies fifty yeoman clinical studies on cocoa and memory functions. So don't tell me, this stuff is real fifty Uelmen clinical trials on cocoa and brain function, and memory. It's journals frontiers nutrition in nutrition. And he found that flannel. Rich cocoa has it been official effect on a mood. At protects the brain. It improves circulation to the brain put it affects different parts of the brain, different things work in the brain like verbal fluency like remembering words, working memory, how quickly you take an information you're processing speed. How quickly you come up with answers, your -bility to pay attention. Not just one thing. That's improving. It's improving a panoply a cross section of things important to your memory and took physics mental function. So they found they're looking at fifty in clinical trials all ulcers memories have started to decline or who have other mild, cognitive impairments appeared to benefit the most from ingesting cocoa for prolonged time. And they said it's improving blood flow to the Genta den take to the hippocampus. That's the same thing that Harvard found. That's the same thing that Brigham and women's hospital. That when you have cocoa it restores blood flow to the aging brain and parts of the brain benefit the most of the parts involved with memory and judgment and problem, solving, and things like that. And they come back on line, and rewire and their rewiring. What each other and memory and mental abilities improve cognitive functions improve. That's what they're finding. So here's another one. Well, I'm not gonna read this one. It's the center for neuroscience NYU, New York, University, and a tab institute for research announce hummers disease and research on the aging brain at Columbia University. It's an journal nature neuroscience, and his what they feel. When you gave older people cocoa it improves circulation to the brain and parts of the brain involved with all these Uman functions at the brain controlling your emotions like playing cards like figuring out your taxes, like figuring out how to drive to Canada, like your memory like all these things like remembering words like using words in a contest they all blossomed because the circulation and a reduction and inflammation in the brain improve the health of organs in the brain that have to work together for memory and problem solving skills. The answer right on cortex the para hippocampal, Dante gyrus. And the hippocampus itself, I wouldn't air why Aren together, you know, where you are, you know how to get home? You know how to solve problems you know how to fix things you know how to learn, you know how to remember and you remember it does better. That's what they found because all these organs, dour rewiring. They're working together. They're firing together and your brain is working better. It's working like a much younger brain. And fact, what, what the Talibans to toot for Alzheimer's research at Columbia University came out with a statement as a three month long study. What really good quality cocoa like the invite cocoa? They said. People who had to typical memory of a sixty year old at the start of to study at the end of the three month period. Now, had the memory of a typical thirty or forty year old. So it reversed memory loss dramatically, so don't tell me, this isn't real. Of course, it's real. I have I don't know. I have folders of these studies. I have folded city studies. There was another study liked up from Italy. But it was looking at dosages, and it was a linear relationship. So it is a dosage relationship pharmacists, look at that. Is it dosage relationship that over time to cocoa, work veteran veteran better? But there was also a. A linear relationship and other words, the university of killer in Italy, did several studies. And also. A couple of researchers petitions in, in Rome, they published stuff in the American journal clinical nutrition, their findings. Any found that if you gave a person one Kupa cocoa a day. It improved their memory and their brain. But if you gave them two scoops today, like it was even more dramatic, should it was like a dose response? Relationship. I want you see those response relationship in a linear relationship, a relationship based on time and a number of doses. That really is powerful evidence. So if you want CoCo for your heart, you can have a scoop two or three times a week because coke has been shown to improve your framingham risk score, which is your risk of having a heart attack over the next decade. But if you want see a brain, you really need a scoop a day. Now if you've really lost memory, I would do to scoops today, I would do to scoops today to cocoa cocoa affect circulation to the brain at doesn't have an impact on your blood pressure at affects circulation to your brain. It's very good for you. Bring your brain is calmer, more clearheaded sharper more with it, and it's good for your memory. And, you know, all those things that make you Uman whereas, the beats that really is for your blood, pressure, and circulation in the body, should it kind of two different things. So they're both special the pizza checks and a.

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