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
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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.
The Ketogenic diet forces the body to burn fat
Q: Does frailty impact the risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia?
A: Frailty is generally defined as physiological decline in late life that makes a person especially vulnerable to a range of health problems. Being frail means you are at greater risk of bone fractures, complications from surgeries and other
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
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
Energy drinks might be tempting when you’re tired but need to keep yourself alert. And to some, they might seem harmless. But are they safe? Is Red Bull bad for you? Or Monster? Or 5-Hour Energy? The medical community recommends that we don’t let such products become a regular habit.
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.
The health benefits of kimchi, the traditional mix of fermented vegetables that is an indispensable component of Korean cuisine, are just beginning to be uncovered by modern scientific research
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
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