Consumption of low-calorie food improves mental ability

Scientists from the U.S. found that diet can not only get rid of extra pounds and make a beautiful figure, but also have a positive impact on the health of the brain. The results of their study found that reducing calorie intake reduces the number of negative changes in the brain that occur in the aging process and contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Scientists provided evidence that diet can enhance the activity of the enzyme SIRT1, which protects the brain from disorders associated with age. In addition, it slows down the process of loss of neurons.

His research of American scientists conducted on rodents, nutritious diet which was reduced by 30 percent. After 3 months of such therapy diet scientists have tested the memory mice and their ability to learn. As it turned out, the food is low in calories has helped to slow down the process of neurodegeneration in mice, and their level of learning and memory has improved compared with their congeners, which scientists gave the usual food.

In addition to rodents has been tested a drug that activated SIRT1 enzyme. Mice were also identified improving communication between neurons in the brain and delay their losses, according to MIT News.

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