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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Eat slowly. Your body takes 20 minutes to recognize it’s full. Those stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes. The male brain is 10% bigger than the female’s but the female brain works more efficiently. Studies show those who don’t eat breakfast, or eat it only sometimes, are twice as likely to be overweight as those who eat two breakfasts.   Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

This Fruit Reverses Brain Ageing

This Fruit Reverses Brain Ageing

A natural compound found in strawberries can reduce the mental effects of ageing. The antioxidant fisetin, when given to mice, was found to reduce their mental decline with age and inflammation in their body. Fisetin is also found in many other plants, such as apples, onions, cucumbers and persimmons. Dr Pamela Maher, who led the research said: “Companies have put fisetin into various health products but there hasn’t been enough serious testing of the compound. Based on our ongoing work,…

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What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

If you’re tossing and turning every night, there’s some bad news. Your brain could be in big trouble! And you thought getting your recommended seven to nine hours of zzz’s was the only thing you needed to worry about. Oddly enough, there are some pretty scary side effects to sleep loss, all around. (By the way, getting too much sleep could be bad for your health, too.) A study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, investigated how the brain responds…

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Forgetful? It Might Actually Make You Smarter, Study Says

Forgetful? It Might Actually Make You Smarter, Study Says

You know those people who always boast about having a perfect memory? Maybe they shouldn’t, because having total recall is totally overrated. That’s according to a new paper in the journal Neuron, which concludes that forgetting things is not just normal, it actually makes us smarter. In the new report, researchers Paul Frankland and Blake Richards of the University of Toronto propose that the goal of memory is not to transmit the most accurate information over time. Rather, they say,…

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This Beverage Reversed Normal Age-Related Memory Loss in Three Months

This Beverage Reversed Normal Age-Related Memory Loss in Three Months

Drinking this could reduce your brain age twenty years in just three months. Cocoa flavanoids — like those contained in a cup of cocoa — can reverse age-related memory loss in older adults, a new study finds. This is the first direct evidence that an important component of memory decline that comes with age can be improved with a simple dietary change. Typically, normal age-related memory declines are noticeable to people in their fifties and sixties: things like forgetting where…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Scientists say the brain purposely forgets certain memories in order to avoid information overload, and emotional hangovers. The only sense that doesn’t fully rest when we are sleeping is our hearing. In the Netherlands, workers can be absent for up to two years while receiving 70% of their salary as sick pay. A study found that the heaviest social media users had twice the risk of disturbed sleep compared with the lightest users.   Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com  …

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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 Nutrients Your Brain Needs To Stay Young

7 Nutrients Your Brain Needs To Stay Young

Perhaps you remember hearing your parents or some other authority figures telling you that fish is brain food. What they meant was that fish contains nutrients called omega-3 fatty acids that have been shown to enhance or improve brain function and help it to stay young. For those of you who don’t care for fish or who don’t consume animal products, there are various supplements you can take to get your omega-3s. But omega-3s are not the only good brain…

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4 Spices for Your Brain

4 Spices for Your Brain

Scientists used to think that you were born with all the neurons you’d ever have. If you drank alcohol and killed brain cells, well, good luck. Then in 1998 researchers discovered the birth of new neurons in individuals who were near death. Turns out your brain–no matter how old or young–can generate new neurons. One key to brain growth? Diet. What you eat helps generate healthy neurons with bushels of dendrites (nerve receptors). It also keeps nerve endings firing and…

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Gut Microbes Linked To Brain Structure In People With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gut Microbes Linked To Brain Structure In People With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Summary: Research shows for the first time an association between the gut microbiota and the brain regions involved in the processing of sensory information from their bodies. Also, the researchers gained insight into the connections among childhood trauma, brain development and gut microbiome composition. A new study by researchers at UCLA has revealed two key findings for people with irritable bowel syndrome about the relationship between the microorganisms that live in the gut and the brain. For people with IBS…

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