Tag Archives: Healthy Brain & Heart

6 Seriously-Incredible Benefits Of Almonds

Guest blog by Ashley Halsey 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 […]

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 […]

Drink wine only prevents cardiovascular disease when in combination with exercise

Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV) study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress. The study used a randomised trial comparing the effects of red and white wine on markers of atherosclerosis in people at mild to moderate risk of cardiovascular […]

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 […]

Fight chronic inflammation with food

Inflammation occurs naturally in the body, but when it goes wrong or goes on too long, it can trigger disease processes. Uncontrolled inflammation plays a role in many diseases, including accelerated aging, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Researches have shown that low grade persistent inflammation is a hallmark of metabolism syndrome. A study […]

Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of early death

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world.  Volumes of previous studies have suggested that drinking coffee might be inversely associated with all-cause mortality.  To confirm, an observational study in nearly 20,000 participants was carried out to examine the association between coffee consumption and the risk of mortality in a middle-aged Mediterranean cohort. […]

Obesity may lead to poor sleep quality

A growing body of research has shown the link between obesity and sleep loss.  However, it was unclear the “chicken and egg” relationship between the two – does sleep loss result in weight gain, or does weight gain lead to poor sleep quality? A study in PLOS Biology suggested that it is not the sleep loss that leads […]

Bad food combination may raise dementia risk

We all know that a healthy diet may benefit the brain.   It turns out that not only what foods you eat but also what foods you eat together may be associated with your risk of dementia. The recent study conducted by researchers from University of Bordeaux in France found that people whose diets consisted mostly of […]