Brain Health: Can Increasing Dietary Flavanols Boost Memory?

Share on PinterestAdding more fruits and vegetables to one\’s diet can increase the amount of flavanols consumed. Mario Tama/Getty Images Many fruits and vegetables contain flavanols, constituents with numerous health benefits. One study found that older adults with a diet low in flavanols may benefit from flavanol supplements. The findings also indicate that diets low … Read more

It\’s never too late for exercise to boost your brain health

Comment on this storyComment Exercise can sharpen your thinking and keep your brain healthy as you age, even if you don\’t start exercising until later in life. That\’s the finding of a new study that found that previously sedentary 70- and 80-year-olds who started exercising, including some who\’d already experienced cognitive decline, showed improvement in … Read more

20 healthy breakfast recipes when you need an energy boost

These nutritious and tasty breakfast recipes can help you feel energized for whatever lies ahead. Energy-boosting foods like peanut butter, eggs, maple syrup and pears are highlighted in these dishes, so they can help you feel ready and fueled to take on the rest of the day. Recipes like our Baked Oatmeal with Pears and … Read more

Adding this type of milk alternative to your spinach smoothies will boost the anti-inflammatory benefits significantly, says an RD

A PSA for green smoothie drinkers: There\’s an easy way to significantly boost the anti-inflammatory benefits of your favorite beverage, and it\’s as simple as adding a splash of coconut milk. Why? While green smoothies always have good-for-you ingredients (veggies + frozen fruit + liquid of your choice), new research suggests that combining coconut milk … Read more

Are you deficient in vitamin B12? Here\’s how to boost it

Those who have undergone weight loss surgery usually have a reduced ability of the body to effectively absorb B 12 from food. It\’s not just the heat that could be robbing you of energy. It could be that sneaky, silent B 12, playing crap away from your body. While non-vegetarians have always toasted their intake … Read more

Tremella mushrooms may boost cognitive health, skin elasticity, immunity and moreHere\’s what to know

Although some people object to their taste and texture, there\’s a lot to like about mushrooms. For starters, they tend to be a surprising source of antioxidants, fiber, and protein, and are often associated with immunity protection and brain health. But mushrooms have additional benefits beyond their healthy nutrient profiles: Functional mushrooms like lion\’s mane, … Read more