What if we told you that some of your favourite indulgence, such as coffee, dark chocolate and wine, keep your brain healthy and even make you smarter? Well, it's true!
You already know that a wholesome diet is the cornerstone of good health - think a wide variety of foods, including dark green, red and orange vegetables, whole fruits and proteins like meat.
However, certain foods aren't ju... ››› more
Do you often misplace your key or blank on a name now and then? Don't worry - this doesn't mean your mind is doomed to turn into a colander as you get older!
Just like you do exercise to build up your muscles, you can adopt habits to muscle up your brain. Here are four top tips for keeping your brain young and your memory sharp at any age.
Four simple lifestyle tweaks to boost your brain and... ››› more
By now, you understand that what you eat plays a big role in your brain health. For example, fish is labelled as a top brain food due to the healthy dose of brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids that it delivers. But omega-3 isn't the only nutrient that's critical to your brain health…
In fact, there are a number of other nutrients that your brain needs to function properly. But there are two in... ››› more
Do you want to prevent dementia? Do you love coffee?
Well, then, you'll be pleased to know that a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports has found that caffeine is one of 24 compounds that have potential to boost an enzyme that can help protect you against dementia.
Yes, it's true - indulging in your beloved cuppa may have neuro-protective effects! Keep reading to learn more. ... ››› more
A new study by the University of Bonn in Germany and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel have found that the active ingredient in cannabis, delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can slow down or even reverse the brain's ageing process.
In their study, they achieve successful restoration of memory performance in mice using cannabis. Here's the full story.
Study finds that the active ing... ››› more
When you're feeling tired and unfocused, you may think your body is craving stimulants like coffee or an energy drink when it's in fact asking for certain antioxidants with neuroprotective properties.
Three of these certain antioxidants are luteolin, apigenin and quercetin. Not only do they energise your body, but also beat brain fog, optimise your blood flow and prevent oxidative stress.
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You know that broccoli is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It's a great source of dietary fibre, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin E, manganese, phosphorus, choline, vitamin B1, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), potassium and copper.
But what about other vegetables in the cruciferous family? There's one in particular that we often overlook - cauliflower.
Like broccoli, ca... ››› more
A new study by researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK has revealed that the brains of middle-aged overweight and obese people appear 10 years older than those who weigh a healthy weight.
The reason for this is the loss of white matter - the tissue that allows different areas of the brain to communicate. While loss of white matter is a normal part of the ageing process, widesprea... ››› more
It's normal for you to feel “off” - as if your brain just isn't functioning properly - from time to time. But if brain fog is something you experience regularly, it's time you seek out treatment!
Truth is, while brain fog seems to be increasingly common, it's not normal. The root cause is unknown, but experts agree that lifestyle choices like poor diet, lack of exercise, high stress levels ... ››› more
Did you know that there are diets designed to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease? One of them in the MIND diet - short for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet.
Martha Clare Morris, a nutritional epidemiologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, USA, originated the MIND diet. With an emphasis on 10 brain-healthy foods, this diet helps stave off Alzhei... ››› more
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