Tip: Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention

Preventing AlzheimersA study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that engaging in leisure activities such as playing games, reading books, or doing crossword puzzles decreases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by nearly one third.

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Tip: Why are Green Leafy Vegetables Good for You?

Benefits of Dark Leafy GreensDark green leafy greens have been associated with lowering people’s risk of diabetes, stroke, colon cancer, cataracts, bone loss and memory loss.  They are packed with nutrients and contain large amounts of beta-carotene, folic acid, calcium and fiber.

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Tip: How to Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age

Research at the University of Kentucky found that only about 5% of memory impairments are due to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.

How to Prevent Memory LossResearch at the University of Kentucky found that only about 5% of memory impairments are due to brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s.  Stress, depression, poor health, improper nutrition and a lack of exercise are more common and preventable causes of memory impairments.

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Tip: The Health Benefits of Blueberries

More than most fruits, blueberries contain more anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Blueberry Health BenefitsMore than most fruits, blueberries contain more anti-inflammatory nutrients. Most of the nutrients in blueberries are found in their dark blue skin, which is full of phytonutrients called flavonoids, specifically the antioxidant anthocyanin that helps keep the brain healthy. Other health benefits of blueberries are: Continue reading “Tip: The Health Benefits of Blueberries”