Tag Archives: brain health

Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids may cause memory problems

A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids, specifically docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), nutrients commonly found in fish, may cause your brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking abilities, according to a study published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.1 In the study […]

6 Seriously-Incredible Benefits Of Almonds

Guest blog Did you almond is a super-nut? No, really! Not only are almonds a tasty treat, but they’re also packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, fibers, and other important substances which promote a healthy life.  Here are 6 benefits that come from almonds, and why you should add them to your diet today: 1. Great […]

Higher level of DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, is associated with lower dementia Risk

Individuals who have higher levels of a fatty acid known as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in their blood may have a significantly lower risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report in the Archives of Neurology, one of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Archives journals. Age, family history and genetic […]

6 Best Diets For Better Mental Health

Guest blog by Molly Crockett As mental health continues to be of importance in the medical field, experts and researchers are now looking at the food consumption that affects mental health. With many foods causing all kinds of symptoms like depression and anxiety, it makes you wonder what kinds of foods can actually combat such symptoms. In […]

Top 7 Foods To Boost Your Brain

Guest post by Katherine Rundell Whilst there is no one single food type that can prevent cognitive decline or dramatically improve your memory and brain function, some foods have been found to contain nutrients and important components which can support brain health. From foods that help to boost memory and concentration, to those that reduce […]

DHA Supplements May Lessen Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

High doses of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements may help prevent progression to dementia in people who is generically at higher risk of developing dementia, i.e., carrying the apolipoprotein ε4 allele (APOE4), a new review published online January 17, 2017 in JAMA Neurology. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), found almost exclusively in marine organisms living in cold water, is […]

Take Omega-3 Fatty Acids for a Healthy Brain

Omega-3 rich diet not only helps prevent cardiovascular disease but may also help prevent depression. Large body of researches has shown that increasing omega-3 consumption reduces incidence of neurological and immune disorders. The relation of omega-3 fatty acids — mainly DHA (docosahexaenoic acid and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) — and depression has been revealed in several […]

Artificial sweeteners boost blood glucose levels

If you’re trying to reduce the sugar and calories in your diet, you may be turning to artificial sweeteners or other sugar substitutes. You aren’t alone. Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes are big industries now – anywhere you turn, you will find snacks, beverages and food marketed as “sugar-free” or “diet.” In recent years, […]

One meal high in saturated fat is enough to hinder your ability to focus

A research from Ohio State University suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate.  The research was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In this study, the researcher compared how 51 women performed on an attention test after they ate either a meal high in saturated […]

Smart up your brain with aerobics at any age

As we all find out eventually, we lose a bit mentally and physically as we age.  But, it’s never too late to lace up some sneakers and work up a sweat for brain health, according to a study published by a group from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada in Neurology®, the medical journal of the […]