Posts Tagged ‘brain food’

Your Brain Loves Coffee for Good Reasons

20th April 2014 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

The warmth. The wonderful aroma of roasted coffee beans. A fresh cup prepared just the way you like it: a morning and daily ritual practiced by millions of coffee drinkers around the world. The obvious reason that people consume over 8 million metric tons of coffee beans each year is for the caffeine, which metabolises […]

Food Choices Matter for Your Brain Health

19th May 2013 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

“There is no magic pill that fixes a bad diet.” This rather direct advice comes from the lead investigator of a study on the balance of food intake containing Omega 6 & Omega 3 fatty acids, recently published in the PLOS ONE online scientific journal. In general, Omega 3 sources like fish, beans, and green […]

This is Your Brain on Fat (and Sugar)

8th May 2012 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

Cheesecake… and a double bacon cheeseburger with supersize fries and a coke. Throw in a vanilla or chocolate milkshake. If you crave any of these food choices (and many of us do), also know that you’re creating an active neurofeedback loop with your brain. That’s the implication from a recent research study published in Nature […]

Why Fish is Good for Your Brain

27th March 2012 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

Want to keep your brain from shrinking as you age? Eat more fish. That’s the conclusion from a recent article in the journal Neurology. Based on the ongoing Framingham Study, researchers looked at interrelationships between omega 3 levels in blood samples and brain size for over 1,500 study participants. Omega-3s are unsaturated fats that are […]

Oranges, Grapefruits Can Reduce Stroke Risk

1st March 2012 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

If you like oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits, you’re also helping to protect yourself from a stroke. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association tracked 70,000 women over a period of 14 years, and looked at their diet and food patterns. The women in the study who regularly consumed citrus […]