Eat This Once a Day to Protect Your Eyes and Improve Brain Function

By |2018-06-18T10:10:11+00:00June 18th, 2018|Nutrition|

Added to salads or smoothies, its green, creamy texture is high in fiber and chock-full of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and healthy fats. One important carotenoid found in this nutrient-dense fruit is lutein, known for its ability to protect the eyes from harmful light at the blue end of the spectrum. It’s old news that lutein [...]

The Melt-In-Your-Mouth Treat that Boosts the Brain

By |2018-06-08T17:27:57+00:00June 8th, 2018|Nutrition|

Switzerland leads the world, consuming almost 20 pounds per person annually. The US trails in 9th place. We only munch our way through a mere 9½ pounds. Then again, the Swiss are renowned for their exceptional chocolate. The cardiovascular benefits of chocolate - or more specifically, its most important component, cocoa (cacao) - are well [...]

Raw or Cooked? Lift Your Spirits with the Right Choice

By |2018-05-18T14:39:45+00:00May 18th, 2018|Nutrition|

Fresh, frozen, canned or dried; it doesn't matter. Just make sure you include at least 14 ounces in your diet every day. That's the message of Fruits & Veggies - More Matters®. This initiative was set up over a decade ago in the hope it would encourage Americans to eat healthier food. Similar campaigns operate [...]

Two-Nutrient Combo Lowers Risk of Alzheimer’s Better than Either One Alone

By |2018-04-28T15:36:16+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Nutrition|

Researchers have stumbled on a super-powered duo of nutrients that may be able to rescue your brain from the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other debilitating disorders. According to some of the most advanced research, this pair of nutrients can help the brain make more serotonin, a neurotransmitter crucial to keeping your mental abilities intact [...]

Priceless Protein Helps Your Brain Manufacture New Cells

By |2018-04-09T18:11:27+00:00April 9th, 2018|Nutrition|

If you want to keep your memory going strong as you get older, you need to know that taurine is central to the health of the brain’s neurons. Although not technically one of the “amino acids” you often hear about, it’s a closely related protein the body can’t live without. Taurine derives its name from the Latin [...]

A Serving of Squash Lowers Your Risk of Dementia

By |2018-03-23T10:07:35+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Nutrition|

If you’ve been indulging in sweet squash this winter, like acorn, butternut, or sugar pumpkin, you made a good choice for your overall health. You may even have reduced your risk of dementia. Why? Because winter squash varieties are high in beta-carotene… and beta-carotene is a powerful nutrient that helps keep your brain sharp. One [...]

You Don’t Have to Rely on Beetroot Juice to Boost Blood Flow to the Brain

By |2018-03-21T09:41:35+00:00March 19th, 2018|Nutrition|

It decreases blood pressure, boosts athletic performance and improves cognitive function, but a lot of people just don’t like beetroot juice. This was demonstrated in a trial of 14 participants where one person refused to drink it a second time, so the researchers had to boot him off the study. If only the health properties [...]

Nutrient-Rich Nuts Can Nudge Up Your Brain Power

By |2018-03-06T03:57:03+00:00March 5th, 2018|Nutrition|

If there’s one piece of diet advice I feel completely confident in giving, it’s “Eat nuts.” To start with, they’re a wonderful high-fat snack to replace the carbohydrates nearly everyone eats too much of. Plus they’re convenient and delicious. I can’t tell you how many times I didn’t have time for a full, sit-down meal [...]

Does Salt Raise the Risk of Dementia?

By |2018-02-26T10:30:42+00:00February 26th, 2018|Nutrition|

I'm sure you've received the message loud and clear by now that too much salt is bad for you. Medical authorities tell us it pushes up blood pressure, thereby contributing to heart attacks and strokes. I’ve been hearing about this for years. Already when I was a child, back in the 1960s, I remember the [...]

This One Protein Can Make the Difference in Brain Health

By |2018-02-16T13:03:24+00:00February 16th, 2018|Nutrition|

There’s a protein that produces huge benefits for the brain. This assertion is a fact; it’s been proven. Study after study shows this substance – brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) – keeps the brain functioning properly and promotes resistance against Alzheimer’s disease. You want the highest levels you can get. The good news is, your body [...]

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