Brain Health and Brain Power Superfoods

I’d like to share with you the actual health condition of my grand mother. She is 89 years old by this year. Fiercely independent, she still chooses to live on her own and enjoys tending to her small garden where she grows and harvests her own vegetables. Sure, she complains about her aching joints and suffers from chronic asthma, but overall her health is good and she is sharp as a tack.

I’ve often wondered why some people retain their mental acuity well into their senior years and others seem to experience a decline in mental function in their forties and fifties. Until recently, scientists believed that the answer lay solely in genetics and that little could be done to control the timing and rate of decline. But according to some new studies, developmental and environmental factors could be even more important.

Scientists have isolated a number of factors that contribute to premature aging and brain deterioration. These include: Mitochondrial damage, impaired circulation, hormonal deficiency, chronic stress, nitric oxide impairment, injury, tumors, and nutrient deficiency.

As your reference, Dr. D’Adamo has identified brain power superfoods that provide the maximum nutritional support to fight many of the conditions associated with aging. Below are the top 12 Brain Power Super Foods for each blood type.

Type O Type A
  • Lean, organic, grass-fed beef
  • Richly oiled cold-water fish (halibut, cod)
  • Flax (linseed) oil
  • Olive oil
  • Walnuts
  • Seaweeds
  • Greens (spinach, collards, kale)
  • Berries (blueberry, elderberry, cherry)
  • Plums
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Green Tea
  • Walnuts
  • Richly oiled cold-water fish (salmon, sardines)
  • Berries (blueberry, cherry, elderberry)
  • Flax (linseed) oil
  • Onion
  • Dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, Swiss chard)
  • Soy-based foods
  • Olive Oil
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Green Tea
Type B Type AB
  • Lean, organic, grass-fed red meat (lamb, mutton)
  • Richly oiled cold-water fish (halibut, sardines)
  • Cultured dairy (kefir, yogurt)
  • Olive oil
  • Walnuts
  • Maitake/shitake mushrooms
  • Beets
  • Greens (collards, kale)
  • Berries (cranberries, elderberry)
  • Watermelon
  • Ginseng tea
  • Green tea
  • Soy beans and soy based products
  • Richly oiled cold-water fish (salmon, sardines)
  • Cultured dairy (kefir, yogurt)
  • Olive oil
  • Greens (collard, kale, mustard)
  • Maitake mushroom
  • Broccoli
  • Berries (cherry, cranberry, gooseberry, loganberry)
  • Watermelon
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Green tea

Source:

  • Dr. D’Adamo’s  September Newsletter