September 8, 2019 · 9:22 pm
Eat less; move more; live longer is still the mantra here. We want to live as long as possible and also have a fully functioning brain all the way. I consider exercise to be one of the keys, but certainly diet plays a part, too.
Tufts Food & Nutrition Letter says that the science of whether some dietary choices can be considered brain food or not continues to unfold.
Given long time-frames of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, it’s challenging to prove any cause and effect relationship between specific foods and brain health. Most such associations are drawn from observational studies, in which people who eat more or less of a certain food are assessed over time for cognitive changes.
It’s obviously difficult to feed a group of study participants lots of, say, blueberries for several years in order to test their brain health at the end; that’s why clinical trials of so-called brain foods have largely depended on animal tests.
Nonetheless, some foods tend to stand out from the pages and pages of research results as most likely being protective for brain health.
Foods That Promote Brain Function
Brain foods typically contain one or more nutrients that scientists believe have positive effects on the brain and/or the cardiovascular system, which in turn affects the brain. These foods include: Continue reading →
October 7, 2018 · 1:18 am
I don’t know if these really will increase your brain power, but I don’t see any harm in letting you know about them.
Please let me know if you have any experience with these.To my knowledge they are all excellent foods nutritionally.
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Tagged as almonds, Blackberry, blueberries, brain, brain food, dark chocolate, oranges, pecans, strawberries, tea
September 19, 2015 · 5:48 am
I found this on the web and thought it worth sharing. Regular readers know I am not a fan of soda drinks, sugared or chemicalled up. You can check out my Page – What’s Wrong With Soft Drinks? for details.
I ran across these on Pinterest and thought you might enjoy them. The only one I would like to add is: Less Driving, More Biking.
August 7, 2013 · 4:28 pm
Tea is rich in catechins, which are antioxidant polyphenols. These have been shown to reduce the action of free radicals in the body that cause damage to our cells.
Seemingly every other day another study comes out that has found some additional health benefit to tea drinking. The list of diseases and conditions tea is believed to assist or prevent seemingly grows longer by the minute. On the other hand, coffee has been vilified for a number of years, in particular the caffeine it contains. But recently, new studies have shown that coffee is actually protective against some diseases and may be good for you in moderate amounts. So what is a person to think? If you have to choose between tea and coffee, which is the healthier choice?
Tea is rich in catechins, which are antioxidant polyphenols. These have been shown to reduce the action of free radicals in the body that cause damage to our cells. Tea is one of the highest sources of this type of antioxidant in the Western diet. Both black and green tea…
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