According to the internet a super food can be anything from bone broth, coconut oil, salmon to olive oil.
But the two foods Dr Greger is about to tell us about can truly be classed as super foods as they are heavily backed by scientific data that demonstrates their extraordinary beneficial effects on the body.
The first foods most notable benefits are it’s powerful effects against cancer and it’s large number of different antioxidants such as Kaempferol, Quercetin, Carotenoids, Sulforaphane and the rather unique Indole-3-carbinol. This foods ability to prevent and repair DNA damage is extremely impressive.
This is important because damage to your DNA can lead to mutations and eventually cancer growth. We’ll hear more about this later on in the video. The other food is one of my personal favorites as it is unbelievably powerful against cancer and inflammation.
Not only does it protect against cancer and may even help to reverse it, but it also has a staggering effect on our brain. Neurons, specialized cells transmitting nerve impulses, are capable of forming new connections and in certain areas of our brain they can also multiply and increase in number.
One of the main drivers of this process is brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is a type of growth hormone that functions in our brain. Many brain disorders have been linked to decreased levels of this hormone, including depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more in the video.