Adult brain can create new neurons
Neurogenesis is possible even in the human adult.
There are 700 new neurons born daily in the Hypo-campus area.
Pro activities to stimulate neurogenesis:
1. running (but also aerobic activity that increase blood flow)
2. omega 3 fatty food
3. red wine (due to reservatrol — it increases survival of new neurons)
5. calorie restriction
6. intermittent fasting (increasing gap between eating times)
7. dark chocolate & blueberries
Inhibitive activities for neurogenesis:
1. alcohol (ethanol)
2. soft diet (food that does not require mastication)
3. sleep deprivation
1. Studies have been done on both rats and human adults
2. Neurogenesis is closely related to depression.
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