Food to Nourish Your Brain

The blood-brain barrier is the semipermeable layer of cells within the capillaries of the central nervous system. When functioning normally, the blood-brain barrier prevents foreign invaders (such as viruses) and immune cells from passing out of the bloodstream and into the central nervous system. It also allows oxygen and essential nutrients to enter the central nervous system.

In multiple sclerosis, immune cells are allowed to enter the central nervous system, implying that the blood-brain barrier is damaged or compromised in some way.

Here are some excellent suggestions for promoting brain health and protecting the blood brain barrier.