We all know people who seem to defy aging.
No matter how old they get, their brains stay sharp as a pin.
Well these "super senior" brains don't just SEEM different... they ARE different.
New research has just uncovered some key differences in brains that seem to stay
And here's the REALLY good news – there are some steps you can take right now to get
a "super senior" brain for yourself.
About 5% of older brains look different when they are scanned.
In fact, they don't look like older brains at all.
The brains of these lucky few look like the brains of someone decades younger – and
the owners of those brains show no fading of intelligence, memory, or cognitive
function that are so common among their peers.
Dr. Emily Rogalski, who leads the Super Aging study at Chicago's Northwestern
University, found that super-ager's brains aren't shrinking as fast as the brains of
The scientists in the study gave over 1,000 older people a series of tests and only
about 5% of them passed.
What did the test look like? The researchers listed 15 unrelated words, then asked
the participants to recall as many as they could half an hour later. Here's what
The 50-year-olds in the study could remember at least nine of those words.
The 80-year-olds could remember about five words
Some of the super-agers remembered all of them.
What made those super-agers super? It wasn't college or their IQs...
Deep in their brains, the study scans showed, the cortex (the outer layer of the
brain) was thicker.
While you can credit genetics, or a whole host of other factors, the fact of the
matter is that you can adjust your brain power by keeping your brain healthier (and
your cortex thicker).
Let's show you how.
Keys to a Healthy Brain
Eat a diet high in vegetables and good proteins.
Avoid processed foods and foods that are high in sugar and vegetable oils. These
increase inflammation in the body – and that's deadly to your brain.
Keep your blood sugar under control. Blood sugar and brain health are closely tied.
If you need help controlling blood sugar, look to supplements that contain chromium
Eat good fats. The very best fat you can put in your body are the omega-3 Fatty
Acids (fish oil). Not only does your brain need these oils to build a healthy brain,
but fish oils also help to tamp down runaway inflammation.
Exercise. There is not a single thing that is better for your brain than exercise.
Get out and move your body every day.