Foods That Promote Autophagy 

This is a process within the body, which breaks down all the damaged, diseased, or dead cells, recycling their salvageable components for usage in cellular repair.

What is autophagy?

Autophagy Benefits

Inflammation control

immune system booster

life longevity

10 foods promoting autophagy


Caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee will do wonders with triggering autophagy within your body, all thanks to the abundance of autophagy-stimulating polyphenols in this delicious drink!


Green tea possesses anti-inflammatory properties, stimulates autophagy within your brain, protects it from toxicity, and helps to de-escalated diseases.

Green tea 

Galangal is full of the compound ‘Galangin’, which is proven to stimulate autophagy and has neuroprotective properties, protecting your brain’s dopaminergic neurons.


Full of neuroprotective compounds and nutrients, ginger is one of the best things you can consume for autophagy, due to 6-shogaol, one of ginger’s active compounds.


MCTs increase ketone levels within your body and protect your thyroid. They are found in coconut oil and are always up for boosting ketones and autophagy.

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)

Curcumin is one of the main compounds in turmeric. Its neuroprotective qualities are indispensable with its knack for inducing autophagy within your brain. 


Sulforaphane is found in kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts. It fights inflammation and increases the stimulation of autophagy in the brain.


Olive oil is loaded with a polyphenol called oleuropein, which has been proven to bring autophagy and inhibit cognitive degeneration and impairment.


Omega-3 fatty acids aid in the reduction of brain inflammation, the improvement of mood, memory, and cognition, as well as imparting neuroprotective against cognitive impairment.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Blueberries, Açaí berries, and strawberries contain neuroprotective polyphenols, which defend your brain from inflammation and aid the stimulation of autophagy.


Combining all these foods into one diet is more than enough to kickstart some serious autophagy action.

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