Flavonoids, like those in hops, are found in many plants and vegetables that we consume. The research suggests that a healthy diet earlier in life can help kids to form memories and perform higher level thinking. This is more proof that choosing a healthy diet can definitely impact your brain and memory.
But what’s the catch?
Before you grab a case of beer and tell everyone to drink until they remember, realize that you would have to drink about 2000 liters of beer each day to get the right amount of flavonoids for it to be effective. That’s more than 500 US gallons!
The real lesson here is that a nutritious (and flavonoid-full) diet can make a big difference in your memory. Obviously you will not give beer to kids, but teaching them to eat a well-balanced diet and getting them involved with meal planning is the next best thing.
So the next time you drink a beer on the patio, remember to tell all your friends about the beer-hops-flavonoid connection to better memory!