Research clearly shows a connection between our gut and brain via the complex central nervous system. Not only does the brain influence the type of bacteria that thrives in our gut, but that bacteria, in turn, influences the function of the brain. This relationship is reflected in research showing an association between dysbiosis (microbial imbalance) and mood-related behaviors. It’s a truly mutual relationship that benefits from a strong microbial landscape in our digestive system.
Beets are considered brain food that can slow the effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers believe it's beets' high nitrate content that leads to an increase in blood flow to the white matter of the frontal lobes — the areas of the brain linked to degeneration from dementia and other cognitive disorders. - Medical Daily, July 24, 2017