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Healthy Foods For The Brain
How much time is required for the brain to return to a normal chemical balance when changing to healthy food diet?
No one knows: Although a healthy diet is good for most people, the improvement may be very subtle. I think there is more evidence pointing to regular exercise as beneficial for the brain. However if you have significant risk factors for arteriosclerotic diseases (high lipid, diabetes, hypertension etc) as healthy diet (mediterranean or vegan) may improve or retard the disease process and benefits the brain. ...Read more
I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?
No straight answer: Not aware of evidence that particular food is better for studying...But in general before studying: -make sure you are physically and mentally rested, like after a nice nap -avoid hunger or thirst -avoid heavy meal right before studying. ...Read more
How does a blood clot get to the brain in a healthy 47yrs old women who doesn't smoke drink or eats fatty foods?
What is the best natural/herbal supplement and/or foods for preventing alzheimer's disease nhs keeping the brain healthy?
Probably Curcumin: This question is hard to answer because of the need for more research, but at the moment i would say curcumin, derived from turmeric. Curcumin clearly has anti-alzheimer's properties but is poorly abosrbed; a patented form, meriva, is up to 28 times better absorbed but holds promise. See http://cen.Acs.Org/articles/90/i31/tumeric-derived-compound-curcumin-treat.Html & my comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LOTS!!: One trick is to shop the perimeter of any grocery - avoiding the inner isles -with the pre-packaged preserved foods... Giving preference to fresh vegetables and fruits along with leaner cuts of meat and fish and seafood are the best ways to eat health - along with making sure you are avoiding too many sodas and getting 64+ ounces of good ole water in a day! ...Read more
Healthy Eating Guide: Here is a link to an NIH site that has information on healthy eating, shopping tips, recipes, etc. Avoid high fat foods and focus on buying low fat options like low fat milk, greek yogurt and whole grain carbohydrates like oatmeal, whole grain pasta and breads. Buy foods with a low glycemic index like sweet potatoes. And, buy lean meats like poultry, fish. Good luck! http://tinyurl.com/qf7faaz ...Read more
Healthy choices.: If you check out this site - it will provide a number of blogs for this purpose. http://fitbottomedgirls.com/2012/06/the-best-healthy-food-blogs-weve-found-thus-far/. Good luck. ...Read more
Fiber & protein: If you increase protein and fiber in your diet you will lose weight. Increasing fiber can be difficult due to gastrointestinal effects of bloating, gas and increased stools so increasing slowly is recommended. 30 grams of protein/30 grams of fiber will help you lose weight. Avoid simple carbohydrates (anything "white"), and you should do fine. ...Read more
Good for you: You're fortunate to have good taste. Truth be told, the greasy / salty / sugary stuff is nasty. Who'd pass up a good orange for a sponge cake? Consider yourself fortunate to think for yourself and to have the sense not to let advertisers dictate your taste. ...Read more
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