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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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Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Add Zing to Your Meals Onions and garlic are your allies in the kitchen and in the bedroom. They help you make more and better sperm. Both raise levels of a hormone that triggers your body to make testosterone. And both have high levels of natural plant chemical called flavonoids, which safeguard your li’l swimmers against damage. Pile on the Protein Lean beef, chicken, fish, and eggs are some of your options. Tofu, nuts, and seeds have protein, too. Try…

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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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The Dried Fruit That Could Prevent and Reverse Bone Mass Loss

The Dried Fruit That Could Prevent and Reverse Bone Mass Loss

by Shubhra Krishan       Follow Shubhra at @eskrishan Think prunes and the first word that pops into the mind is probably something along the lines of “digestion.” For centuries, grandmas have encouraged us to eat prunes for keeping things smooth and regular. Besides, this dried and wrinkled avatar of plums is quite delicious, too. But their ability to strengthen bones should make you reach out for prunes more often. A research study conducted at the Florida State University…

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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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Healthy Reasons To Enjoy Chocolate Every Day

Healthy Reasons To Enjoy Chocolate Every Day

BY MICHAEL T. MURRAY    JUNE 10, 2013 Is there such a thing as a guilt-free pleasure when it comes to food? Absolutely, and chocolate is one of them. This delectable, seemingly addictive food is produced from the beans of the cacao tree, whose official name is Theobroma cacao. Its scientific name reflects our long-standing love of chocolate that’s endured for millennia (theobroma is the Greek word for “food of the gods”). Here are a few scientifically proven health benefits…

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Flavonoid-rich foods linked to lowered diabetes risk

Flavonoid-rich foods linked to lowered diabetes risk

By Shereen Jegtvig    NEW YORK     Wed Jan 29, 2014 (Reuters Health) – Women with diets rich in foods like berries, chocolate, red wine and tea also have reduced inflammation and insulin resistance – a diabetes precursor, according to new UK research. Flavonoids are chemical compounds found in colorful fruits and vegetables, and laboratory studies suggest they may offer a variety of health benefits. “The aim of this study was to add more weight to these findings by starting to unravel…

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