A review of diet study trials finds that positive dietary changes can reduce symptoms of depression, but less of a benefit is seen in addressing symptoms of anxiety.A healthy diet is a common factor linked to a positive mental outlook. The problem with most of the observational research in this field though is that it is hard to tease out which one comes first. Are people … [Read more...] about Diet changes improve depression outlook
What’s blue, round, sweet, grows on a bush and can boost your brainpower? If you answered blueberries you would be correct. Or that should be: ‘mostly correct’. The ‘brain-boosting power’ part needs a bit more science to catch up to the headlines, but it is looking promising that blueberries may be one food worthy of a ‘superfood’ title.There is so much to be gained by … [Read more...] about This is your brain on blueberries
Eating fruits and vegetables are good for your health in so many different ways. Now in the first major scientific study of its kind, eating more of these powerhouse foods has been linked to substantial increases in people’s happiness levels.Fruits and vegetables have an abundance of health benefits. But it's not from lack of scientific evidence for their benefit that … [Read more...] about Could your greengrocer hold the secret to happiness?
Over-cooking and blackening food leads to a number of chemical changes in the food. For the first time, scientists have linked some of these chemical byproducts to the rise in age-related dementia risk.Whenever food is cooked, there are always some degree of chemical changes occurring. Many of these changes are positive as they add to the flavour and appearance of food and … [Read more...] about Dementia risk linked to how food is cooked
You may have seen some recent press around a book ('Grain Brain') written by a US neurologist with the claim that eating grains (and most carbohydrate foods in general) are a major culprit in causing dementia, depression, ADHD and headaches.What the book boils down to is yet another variation of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate, gluten-free, saturated fat and high cholesterol … [Read more...] about Lifestyle keys to cutting dementia risk