When one has a diet which contains more carbohydrates and less protein, the cells, especially the brain cells, tend to age much slower than when compared with other diets.
This is being suggested by a study carried out by a University in Sydney, published in the journal Cell Reports. This is the first study which has found evidence of this benefits of carbs. The study was carried out on rats and focussed on the part of the brain responsible for memory.
The principal author of the study, Devin Wahl said that there is still no cure for conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, and therefore it is encouraging that research is showing that certain diets can affect the development of these conditions.
Naturally, this does not mean that one should over-indulge on sweets, bread and pasta, especially those which are not made of whole grain.
Carbohydrates should still be eaten in moderation, and it is recommended that one should choose carbs which come from natural sources such as vegetables, fruits and pulses, while avoiding processed foods which may contain a lot of sugar, which is associated with obesity and diabetes.