Eating foods rich in flavanols may improve brain health, a new study suggests

Eating foods rich in flavanols may improve brain health, a new study suggests

If apples, pistachios, cocoa, and tea don’t appear often in your diet, consider incorporating them into your regular menu. Thanks to their flavanol content, this can mitigate age-related memory loss. That’s according to new research from Columbia University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Here’s what to know about the … Read more

Green Mediterranean Diet: How Eating Healthy Can Rejuvenate Your Brain

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A green Mediterranean diet may slow brain aging, according to a study from Ben-Gurion University. Researchers have found that a 1 percent reduction in body weight can make the brain look nearly 9 months younger in an 18-month period. This finding offers a potential method to slow down obesity-induced brain aging and a strategy to … Read more

Harvard Nutritionist: 4 Toxic Food Ingredients That ‘Actually Make You Hungrier’ and ‘Hijack Your Brain’ Eat This Instead

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Unbeknownst to many people, the foods we buy contain many lurking toxic additives. That means they’ve been altered in ways that actually make you hungrier and hijack your brain to make your emotional eating habits worse. As a Harvard-trained nutritionist, I always remind people to read food labels. Of course, you don’t need to completely … Read more

Keep your brain sharp with heart-healthy Mediterranean or mental diets

Keep your brain sharp with heart-healthy Mediterranean or mental diets

Dash stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop High Blood Pressure. The foods in the Dash diet are rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium. The Dash diet focuses on vegetables, fruits and whole grains and includes fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry, beans and nuts. Limit foods high in salt, added sugars, and saturated fats, … Read more