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Blueberries May Help Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease: It’s All About The Anthocyanins

Blueberries May Help Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease: It’s All About The Anthocyanins

Blueberries deliver the most delicious wallop of vitamin C found on the planet (in my humble opinion). One serving supplies 25 percent of your daily C requirement plus additional heart-healthy fiber and manganese, important to bone health. A super-achiever when it comes to antioxidant strength, this fruit may also lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, and, new research suggests, even Alzheimer’s disease. A team of University of Cincinnati scientists led by Dr. Robert Krikorian says the healthful antioxidants within…

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This ‘Superfruit’ Improves Memory and Cognitive Function

This ‘Superfruit’ Improves Memory and Cognitive Function

Eating blueberries could help improve memory and cognitive function, a new study finds. Researchers recruited 47 older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Some of them had the equivalent of a cup of blueberries in powder form each day for 16 weeks. Others had a placebo powder. Professor Robert Krikorian, who led the research, explained the results: “There was improvement in cognitive performance and brain function in those who had the blueberry powder compared with those who took the placebo. The…

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Top 10 Brain Foods

Top 10 Brain Foods

by Daily Health Post 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….

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12 Foods That Supercharge Your Brain

12 Foods That Supercharge Your Brain

August 4, 2013  by: True ActivistSimply put, your brain likes to eat. And it likes powerful fuel: quality fats, antioxidants, and small, steady amounts of the best carbs. The path to a bigger, better brain is loaded with Omega-3 fats, antioxidants, and fiber. Give your brain a kick start: eat the following foods on a daily or weekly basis for results you will notice.1. AvocadoStart each day with a mix of high-quality protein and beneficial fats to build the foundation…

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Unexpected Health Benefits of Blueberries

Unexpected Health Benefits of Blueberries

Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati   May 22, 2013 We are blessed to live in a world rich with a variety of delicious fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. Each plant-based food has its own unique flavor, scent and nutritional profile — made of health giving vitamins and phytochemicals (many of which act as antioxidants). A well-known super food, and one of my favorite fruits, is the antioxidant powerhouse: the Blueberry. This fruit is a classic option for topping off your fruit bowl, sweetening muffins…

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20 Pain Killers in your Kitchen

20 Pain Killers in your Kitchen

A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO TAKING MEDICATION 20 Painkillers in Your Kitchen Make muscle pain a memory with ginger When Danish researchers asked achy people to jazz up their diets with ginger, it eased muscle and joint pain, swelling and stiffness for up to 63 percent of them within two months. Experts credit ginger’s potent compounds called gingerols, which prevent the production of pain-triggering hormones. The study-recommended dose: Add at least 1 teaspoon of dried ginger or 2 teaspoons of chopped…

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