Do you have a big exam or an important work presentation coming up?
Are you looking for that brain boost to give you the extra edge?
Forget caffeine pills and order a roast chicken takeaway from www.urbanbite.com instead.
Researchers Mark Moss and Lorraine Oliver from the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre at Northumbria University, have discovered a surprising link between rosemary aroma and cognitive performance.
In a recent study, 20 subjects were exposed to varying levels of the aroma and then asked to perform cognitive tests. The tests proved a direct link between exposure to rosemary smell and brain performance.
After simultaneously taking blood samples during the experiment, the researchers discovered that one of rosemary's main chemical components called 1,8-cineole, was being absorbed in the blood stream of the subjects through heir noses and that it was this component that was responsible for improvements in performance.
It still remains to be proven whether 1,8-cineole is absorbed in the bloodstream in the same way when ingested orally, so our advise for Urbanbite customers seeking a brain boost is to take a deep breath in front of the roast chicken before eating it.