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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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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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Pour on the olive oil: Big study finds Mediterranean-style diet cuts heart attack, stroke risk

Pour on the olive oil: Big study finds Mediterranean-style diet cuts heart attack, stroke risk

MARILYNN MARCHIONE / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS    FEBRUARY 25, 2013 Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them. The study lasted five years and involved about 7,500 people in Spain. Those who ate Mediterranean-style with lots of olive oil or nuts had a…

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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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5 Fats That Don’t Make You Fat

5 Fats That Don’t Make You Fat

By Jen Broyles There are a lot of myths out there regarding nutrition. We are always eager to try the next health fad or new diet in hopes of dropping pounds and feeling great. One of the biggest misconceptions is that fat makes you fat. Our society is obsessed with low-fat and fat-free products thinking they are healthier. This simply is not true. The majority of foods that are labeled low-fat or fat-free are refined processed foods in which the…

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It’s the Olive Oil: Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

It’s the Olive Oil: Mediterranean Diet Lowers Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

By Alice Park       Feb. 25, 2013 The Mediterranean diet is a well-known weapon in the fight against heart disease, but exactly how effective is it? To find out, researchers led by Dr. Ramón Estruch, from the Department of Internal Medicine at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, put the Mediterranean diet to the test against a low-fat diet. They followed participants to track rates of heart attack, stroke and heart-disease-related death. After nearly five years, the results were so striking for…

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Superfood Decreases Risk of Death by 26 Percent

Superfood Decreases Risk of Death by 26 Percent

Michelle Schoffro Cook    October 19, 2012 We keep hearing about the many health benefits of a Mediterranean diet and now there’s even more cause to celebrate this healthy way of eating. Results of a new study called the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-Spain) have been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Barcelona, Spain conducted a study of 40,622 people ranging in age from 29 to 69.  They…

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