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Healthy Eating Can Slow Mental Decline

Healthy Eating Can Slow Mental Decline

Healthy eating is essential to keeping your brain in peak condition. Brain cells need a rich and varied supply of vitamins and nutrients to grow and function properly, and to resist and repair damage. Important elements supplied by foods help protect your brain from free radicals (unstable molecules that damage

The Pros and Cons of Fad Diets

Everyone wants a weight-loss shortcut: Just eat this food and follow these rules to make the pounds melt away. But fad diets aren’t so simple. They are restrictive and difficult to sustain. Before you try one, understand its pros and cons.
Keto Diet
The Ketogenic diet forces the body to burn fat

Lutein for the Eyes (and the Brain)

Lutein is just one of the more than 600 phytochemicals in the carotenoid family. These compounds are pigments that give plants their orange, yellow, and red hues, but they are more than just good looking: carotenoids, including lutein, have antioxidant and other health-promoting properties. “What makes lutein unique among the

Is Air Pollution Harming Your Brain Power?

Numerous studies have linked air pollution to a greater risk of heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer. Some studies also have suggested that air pollution may be a factor in age-related cognitive decline. As yet it hasn’t been clear whether airborne pollutants may play a role

Strength Training for Brain Health

Strength Training for Brain Health

Aerobic exercise may be the kind of workout most closely associated with brain health benefits. Think about the circulation boost you get from a brisk walk or game of tennis. But strength training with weights, machines, resistance bands or your own body weight (think push-ups) also may help improve cognition.

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Benefits of Berries on Brain Health

Benefits of Berries on Brain Health

It’s no surprise that fruits and vegetables play a dominant role in brain-healthy patterns of eating, just as they do in healthy diets for your body as a whole. But it may be that eating fruits and vegetables helps protect your brain beyond general health benefits. Specific types of produce

Manage Hypertension, Hypotension Safely to Lower Brain Health Risks

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension), you may be primarily concerned about your risk of cardiovascular disease or even a stroke. And while hypertension is a major risk factor for stroke, it can also lead to brain health problems in other ways.

Psychiatrist Christopher Celano, MD, associate

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