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Dementia Linked To Beverage Consumed By 50% Of People Every Day

Dementia Linked To Beverage Consumed By 50% Of People Every Day

Half of North Americans use a drink linked to dementia on any given day. Both sugary and artificially sweetened ‘diet’ drinks are linked to dementia by two new studies. People who drink sugary beverages tend to have poorer memories, smaller brains and a smaller hippocampus (an area vital for learning and memory). Diet sodas, though, don’t seem much safer. A follow-up study found that people who drink diet sodas are three times more likely to develop dementia and stroke, compared…

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Nerd Alert: Reading is Good For Your Health

Nerd Alert: Reading is Good For Your Health

Clients who seek solace by pouring their hearts out in Alison Kerr Courtney’s office don’t get rewarded with a Xanax or Prozac prescription. Instead, they walk away with a reading list. The founder of  BiblioRemedy isn’t a licensed therapist, nor is she currently an English teacher, although she did work as one for 10 years in France, and has spent years shelving books at the library and in bookstores. Courtney is a kind of book whisperer. For as long as…

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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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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

People who speak two languages, may unconsciously change their personality when they switch languages. Cuddling has the same effect on your brain as taking painkillers.   Your mind spends about 70% of it’s time replaying memories and creating scenarios. When a person becomes more likeable because they are clumsy or make mistakes, it’s called the “Pratfall Effect.” Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

It takes your brain approximately 90 seconds to decide whether or not you like someone. Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together. Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Depressed people are likely to get colds more often while happy and energetic individuals get sick less often. Listening to music for at least 5-10 minutes a day strengthens the mind, making it easier to deal with emotional stress.     Smiling, even in a bad mood, can immediately improve your mood because these muscles are enough to trigger happy chemicals in the brain. When people talk to themselves in the third person, they are able to better control their…

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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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