Category: brain

Green leafy vegetables slow cognitive decline

Want to stay mentally sharp as you age? Consider eating lots of green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, collard greens, and lettuce. Research published in the journal Neurology discovered that older adults who...

Nuts strengthen brain wave function

Numerous studies have demonstrated the health benefits of nuts. Another study, published in The FASEB Journal, adds to list. Researchers at Loma Linda University found that the regular consumption of nuts strengthens brainwave frequencies...

Cocoa is Good for Your Thinking

We’ve all heard about the health values of dark chocolate, and a new review of research in the journal, Frontiers of Nutrition, gives credence to that, but extends it to the cocoa bean, and...

Omega-3’s and Alzheimer’s

Considerable research has been poured into trying to understand the mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s disease, and how it might be prevented. We have reported on several of these that are centered on nutrition. One of...

Lutein and zeaxanthin help with stress

Lutein and zeaxanthin are hardly household words, but if you have heard about these carotenoids (i.e. pigments found in certain plants) it is likely in relation to eyesight. Lutein and zeaxanthin function as antioxidants,...

Caffeine Could Prevent Dementia

Apart from the concerns of too much caffeine consumption, there have been a number of health benefits identified related to coffee. The latest study to show this is one published in the journal Scientific...

Blueberries Improve Brain Function in Older People

Certain berries, like blueberries, are rich in flavonoids, compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. New Research, published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, demonstrated this in a study where older people where given a...