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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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7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease. 1. Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious If you buy quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, then it is actually quite nutritious. It contains a decent amount of…

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7 Nutrients To Help Protect Your Brain From Aging

7 Nutrients To Help Protect Your Brain From Aging

Flavanols, Fish, Nuts, And Blueberries May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Apr 21, 2015      By Lecia Bushak Eating certain nutrients, like cocoa flavonals and magnesium, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, help boost your cognitive function and brainpower. While genetics and exercise play a large role in your brain health and risk of developing dementia, diet is quite influential, too. There is no magical elixir that can cure or completely prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, but scientists have been able…

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13 of the Most Anti-Inflammatory Foods

13 of the Most Anti-Inflammatory Foods

What to eat to reduce inflammation and feel better. By Franziska Spritzler / Authority Nutrition February 25, 2016 Inflammation can be both good and bad. On one hand, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury. But on the other hand, chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disease. Stress, unhealthy inflammatory foods and low activity levels can make this risk even worse. However, some foods can actually help fight inflammation. Here is a list of 13…

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6 Common Chocolate Myths, Busted

6 Common Chocolate Myths, Busted

Becky Striepe     November 4, 2014 From fat content to acne to your sex drive, there are some big claims out there about chocolate. Check out these common chocolate myths and the truth about chocolate. When it comes to chocolate and health, the trick isn’t avoiding chocolate altogether. It’s making smart choices. Sure, if you eat a whole Hershey’s bar, you’re not doing your health any favors. But a few squares of good, dark chocolate can actually be beneficial….

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