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3 Tasty Foods That Protect The Brain From Ageing

3 Tasty Foods That Protect The Brain From Ageing

Some foods can keep your brain young. Blackberries, blueberries and strawberries all reduce cognitive decline related to age, research finds. All three fruits contain high levels of flavonoids. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that can also help reduce inflammation in the brain and body. The research was carried out on data from 121,700 women, who were followed up over decades. Dr Elizabeth Devore, the study’s first author, said: “As the U.S. population ages, understanding the health issues facing this group becomes…

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7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

7 Fruits and Vegetables That Boost Your Immune System

Katie Waldeck     November 23, 2013 With cold and flu season just around the corner, now it’s more important than ever to get your immune system in the best shape you can. Getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your stress level down, can really do a lot for your health. But having a right diet is just, if not more, important. Luckily, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables out there that have immunity-boosting properties. Tip: Look…

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13 Superfoods for a Long and Happy Life

13 Superfoods for a Long and Happy Life

23rd April 2013   By Iryna Ostapets   Guest Writer for Wake Up World Healthy eating is a good path to longevity. Many of us take supplements to add phytonutrients and minerals into the body. But the more nutritional needs you meet with your food consumption, the better the effects for your body. Consuming a variety of super-foods can provide the body with all the elements and nutrients that may be missing in your diet. It was known from an ancient times…

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Top 10 Brain Foods

Top 10 Brain Foods

by Fiora Stevens on March 22, 2013Boost your brain power and keep your cognitive processes running smoothly into old age with these top ten brain foods.1. Olive OilDrizzling your salad with olive oil or using it to sauté veggies may help preserve your brain’s overall health and function as you age. A 2010 study found that diets rich in monounsaturated fats, found in olive oil, can improve scores on test of overall cognitive function as well as verbal memory.2. AvocadosLike…

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Berry Habit May Help Women Avoid Heart Attacks

Berry Habit May Help Women Avoid Heart Attacks

By Kathleen Doheny  WebMD Health News    Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Jan. 14, 2013 – Young and middle-aged women who eat blueberries and strawberries regularly may help lower their risk of a heart attack later. In a new study, researchers wanted to focus on whether substances known as anthocyanins are good for the heart. Anthocyanins are antioxidants, substances found in plants that protect and repair cells from damage. Anthocyanins provide the red, blue, and purple colors found in strawberries, blueberries, and other…

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The Healthiest Foods On Earth

The Healthiest Foods On Earth

Jonny Bowden, 07.07.09 The most important consideration in constructing a healthy diet: Eat whole food with minimal processing. These 12 foods do the trick. What is the best diet for human beings? Vegetarian? Vegan? High-protein? Low-fat? Dairy-Free? Hold on to your shopping carts: There is no perfect diet for human beings. At least not one that’s based on how much protein, fat or carbohydrates you eat. People have lived and thrived on high-protein, high-fat diets (the Inuit of Greenland); on low-protein,…

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14 Foods that Fight Inflammation and Pain

14 Foods that Fight Inflammation and Pain

Michelle Schoffro Cook August 25, 2012 Some of the best healing remedies to overcome inflammation also taste fabulous (I can’t say that about any prescription medications). Plus, foods won’t cause the nasty side effects common to most pain medications. 1. Blueberries: Blueberries are also excellent anti-inflammatory foods. They increase the amounts of compounds called heat-shock proteins that decrease as people age.  When heat-shock proteins are in short supply inflammation, pain and tissue damage is the result. 2. Cayenne Pepper: Ironically, cayenne pepper…

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