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(NaturalHealth365) The Mediterranean diet has long been considered a heart-healthy diet, which consists of legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and healthy fats, including olive oil. And it turns out that olive oil could be key in the health benefits it offers.
A recent trial found that consuming extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) boosts cognitive function, making a case for using long-term intervention with the oil to boost brain health and performance. What was surprising was how supplementing with EVOO stacked up against following the Mediterranean diet alone.
(NaturalHealth365) Chickpeas, a familiar staple at salad bars, are customarily used to accent and complement a bowl of mixed greens. But these plump, beige little legumes shouldn’t be thought of as merely a garnish to be tossed into salads.
Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are gaining credibility as a true “superfood” – with research revealing that they are packed with disease-fighting micronutrients.
In fact, the diversity and power of the health benefits of chickpeas may surprise you. Here are four reasons to give chickpeas a regular place on your plate.
(NaturalHealth365) You probably know about the popular adage, “you are what you eat.” Right? Well, science continues to back that saying up … especially when it comes to your brain function.
Growing research supports the positive (and negative) effects of the foods you eat on your body, mind and spirit – in particular the brain. That’s especially true of foods containing flavonoids, which are found in many vegetables, fruits, and other plant products. Rich in antioxidants, they work by powerfully warding off the threat of toxins, as well as other health benefits.
(NaturalHealth365)Are you feeling “frazzled?” For many people, the seemingly endless stream of data from social media, online news sources and cable TV can create a mentally fatiguing sense of “information overload.” But, an assortment of natural brain nutrients may be able to help.
Scientific research shows that these nootropic (brain function-enhancing) compounds can speed up brain processing, increase alertness and motivation, improve memory, diminish anxiety and stress and even fight cognitive decline.
In other words, these supplements can help to “supercharge” cognitive function – while promoting clarity, focus and a sense of calm. Let’s take a look at four of the very best brain nutrients for sharpening mental abilities and combating tension. →
One of the world’s most ancient trees, Ginkgo biloba is considered a “living fossil” because it’s been around for nearly 300 million years. Used for centuries, remedies from Ginkgo are thought to improve memory, boost cognitive function, support healthy blood flow, and promote sexual function in men and women. →
(NaturalHealth365) Did you know that most processed foods contain additives that are known to cause brain damage and place us at risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease and dementia?
Unfortunately, these “excitotoxins” (like aspartame) can be found in just about all heavily processed foods, meaning many canned, bottled and boxed foods. To be clear, the science swirling around about these dangerous substances is pretty grim, as you’ll see. →
(Wake Up World) Your brain is under attack – disorders like depression, anxiety, headaches, ADHD, memory loss, epilepsy, dementia and other neurological disorders are becoming more prevalent than ever before. Compared with other disease areas, central nervous system disorders have had the highest failure rate for new medications in advanced clinical trials. Most of the drugs meant to treat diseases associated with the brain, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, ADHD, autism, anxiety and depression, fail. Period.
But what if, instead of waiting to treat these issues once they’ve developed, we instead focus on preventing them in the first place?
(NaturalHealth365)Magnesium is an essential mineral you need large amounts of in your diet for optimal health. Unfortunately, magnesium deficiency isn’t talked about often … even though it is a common problem.
And, here’s the “tricky” part: even if you’re eating a healthy diet packed with magnesium-rich foods, soil depletion means that produce today doesn’t contain as much magnesium as it did several decades ago. Bottom line, we need to careful about avoiding a deficiency. →
(NaturalHealth365)Are you eating a vegan (100% plant-based) diet? For many people, this lifestyle can be fantastic – filled with health benefits. But, for others, the poor selection of foods – on a continual basis – can create serious nutritional deficiencies. So, like with any lifestyle decision, you need to be careful.
For example, if your food choices don’t provide enough vitamin A – in other words, not eating enough beta carotene-rich foods or healthy fats to assure we convert that fat-soluble vitamin A to retinol – we could develop severemacular degenerationand, even, blindness! →
It has been known for several decades that gut health appears to have an effect on mental health and brain health – the so-called gut-brain axis. For example, autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease have been linked with mood disorders, anxiety and depression. However, the precise mechanism by which the gut-brain axis functions has been largely unknown – but now, new research is starting to shed light on this matter. →