Research has shown that inflammation produces small proteins, or cytokines, in brain cells. Two of these types of proteins—amyloid and tau proteins—have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

All of the bioactive components in our diet play a role in how cells can battle this tendency to become inflamed. By changing diet and nutrition, it may be possible to limit inflammation of brain tissue and prevent or even reverse degenerative diseases by giving neural stem cells the ability to heal the damage.