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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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Flavonoids in Fruits and Veggies May Help Fight Weight Gain With Age

Flavonoids in Fruits and Veggies May Help Fight Weight Gain With Age

BY LISA RAPAPORT   Thu Feb 25, 2016 (Reuters Health) – Eating lots of fruits and vegetables rich in flavonoid molecules might help adults minimize weight gain as they age, a recent study suggests. Most plants contain different flavonoids in varying concentrations. Some scientists believe these naturally occurring compounds have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that could help explain some of the health benefits associated with diets rich in fruits and vegetables. “We found that increased intake of fruits like apples, berries…

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What is a Flavonoid?

What is a Flavonoid?

These star ingredients in fruits and veggies are potent disease fighters. By: Jennifer Nelson     Tue, Nov 06, 2012 Flavonoids are plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties found in many fruits and vegetables like blueberries and grapes. They serve a variety of functions such as protecting blood vessel walls in people who have heart disease or diabetes, alleviating allergies, protecting brain health against dementia and even preventing some cancers. Flavonoids or bioflavonoids — another word for the same compounds…

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Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly

Cocoa tied to improved brain function in some elderly

By Andrew M. Seaman     NEW YORK     Wed Aug 7, 2013  (Reuters Health) – Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa every day for a month, in a new study. The study’s researchers caution, however, that people shouldn’t start stocking up on hot chocolate mix to help solve their crossword puzzles based on the new finding. “We’re several steps removed from that recommendation,” said Dr….

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Black tea linked to lower Type 2 diabetes risk

Black tea linked to lower Type 2 diabetes risk

Black tea represents 90 per cent of the tea sold in the West CBC News Posted: Nov 8, 2012 Type 2 diabetes is less common in countries where people often enjoy high tea, a statistical model suggests. The number of people with diabetes has increased nearly six-fold over the past few decades, stimulating interest in how foods could play a role in prevention, researchers said. Calling tea the most widely used ancient hot beverage in the world, a team of…

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The 10 healthiest foods on the planet

The 10 healthiest foods on the planet

These 10 superfoods are proven, expert-beloved disease fighters and energy boosters, says fitnessmagazine.com. Add them to your meals and get on the fast track to a super-healthy body.SpinachSpinach is rich in two antioxidants that contribute to eye health- lutein and zeaxanthin.LemonsJust one lemon has more than 100 per cent of your daily intake of vitamin C, which may help increase ‘good’ HDL cholesterol levels and strengthen bones. And the citrus flavonoids found in lemons may help inhibit the growth of…

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What Are Flavonoids?

What Are Flavonoids?

Why flavonoids are good for you,  and what foods you’ll find them in Benefits of FlavonoidsFlavonoids are plant-based compounds with powerful antioxidant properties, which means they reduce inflammation, promote healthy arteries, and help fight aging by preventing – and repairing – cellular damage. Flavonoids may also protect against dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and some cancers. Recommended Amount: How Much You NeedGet your fill of flavonoids by eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables every day — we recommend four servings of…

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Study: Flavonoids May Help Protect Against Parkinson’s

Study: Flavonoids May Help Protect Against Parkinson’s

By ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN April 5, 2012 Berries, tea, apples and red wine are all rich in a naturally occurring compound called flavonoids, and a new study finds that men who eat a diet high in these healthy compounds may have a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease. Previous research has shown that regular consumption of flavonoids is linked with reduced blood pressure and inflammation, as well as a lower risk of a variety of diseases, including heart disease, some cancers and…

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An Orange a Day May Keep Strokes at Bay

An Orange a Day May Keep Strokes at Bay

LESLIE BECK Globe and Mail Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 If your daily diet doesn’t include a serving of citrus fruit, it should. And for reasons that go beyond vitamin C. According to a study published online last week in the journal Stroke, eating more oranges and grapefruit may help reduce stroke risk thanks to their flavonoid content. Flavonoids are bioactive compounds in fruits, vegetables, nuts, dried beans and lentils, cocoa, tea and red wine. Flavonoids can be categorized into several…

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Blueberries and Apples Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

Blueberries and Apples Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk

By Aparna Narayanan Fri Mar 16, 2012 (Reuters Health) – Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study. These fruits are loaded with flavonoids, a natural compound present in certain fruits, vegetables and grains, which some research has tentatively tied to heath benefits such as a lower risk of heart disease or cancer. “People who ate a higher amount of blueberries or apples, they tended to have a…

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