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Tips To Combat Declination Of Cognitive Functioning

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By staying active you can improve your cognitive functioning.

By staying active you can improve
your cognitive functioning.

The following are a compilation of a few pointers that can help to fight off cognitive decline:

Be active: In order to boost cognitive functioning you need to engage yourself in physical activity as often as you can. Working out boosts your brain health and promotes the development of new brain cells which in turn improve cognitive functioning. Furthermore, staying active also helps to alleviate stress and depression which consequently leads to a healthier brain.

Learn to manage stress levels.  Chronic and excessive stress produces the hormone cortisol which has been shown to damage the brain and can eventually lead to memory associated conditions such as dementia and amnesia. So when you are stressed it is normal to suffer from memory lapse and have difficulty concentrating on things or learning new things.

Be mindful about what you eat. Enjoy all the healthy, nutritious foods that nature has to offer starting from fruits and vegetables. Additionally, supplement your diet with green tea as it is a rich source of antioxidants which keep your brain cells from dying. Apart from that, add in foods that are good sources of omega-3 fats for instance salmon, fish oil, tuna, trout, walnuts, and flaxseed. Though keep in mind to never overeat on any of these foods as excess calories can cause cognitive impairment and memory loss.

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Keep The Cancer At Bay By Eating Cancer-fighting foods

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A colorful blend of veggies and fruit can help to keep cancer at bay!

A colorful blend of veggies and fruit
can help to keep cancer at bay!

One of the most important systems in our bodies that help to fight off ailments and diseases happens to be our immune system. In order to strengthen your immune system and to ward off cancer, there are several cancer-fighting foods that you can supplement your diet with.  To get the most of these cancer-fighting foods, you need to enjoy a variety of them instead of gulping down one single food item in bulk.

Increase your intake of antioxidants loaded foods.  A potent vitamin, antioxidants provide protection against cancer cells and help our bodies function optimally. Some of the antioxidants are vitamin C, beta-carotene, selenium and vitamin E. Vegetables and fruits are packed with these antioxidants, so enjoy them amply.

Incorporate different colored fruits and vegetables.  The more variety of colored foods you complement your diet with, the more benefits you’ll be able to reap. Brightly colored fruits and vegetables are packed with phyto-chemicals, a powerful nutrient which helps to ward off disease and boost the immune system.

Add natural spices and herbs to your food.  Spices such as curry powder, coriander powder, turmeric, garlic powder, ginger powder etc, help to fight off cancer and add a punch of exotic flavor to your meal. Apart from that, herbs such as basil, rosemary, thyme, mint etc too help to shun away the cancer cells and strengthen your immune system.

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3 Tips To Perk Up Your Brainpower!

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Eating the right foods can really improve your brainpower!

Eating the right foods can really
improve your brainpower!

In order to boost your brainpower try incorporating the following tips in your daily life.

Incorporate more fruit and vegetables in your diet.

Natural, organic produce is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that help to protect your brain cells from sustaining damages. The more the colorful the fruit or vegetables are the more they will be packed with antioxidant.

 Enjoy a cup of green tea daily.                    

Green tea is a rich source of polyphenols, which are extremely potent antioxidants that help to protect the brain against free radicals that can harm your brain cells. Moreover, apart from several health benefits drinking green tea regularly can assist in boosting memory and mental concentration and can also slow aging process of your brain.

Quit the wine and alcohol and enjoy a glass of grape juice every now and then.

Alcohol and its derivatives tend to kill brain cells. So do yourself and your brain a favor and try keeping the alcohol at bay. Instead opt for grape juice as it is loaded with resveratrol, a flavonoid that boosts blood flow in the brain and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Other food sources that are loaded with resveratrol include all sorts of berries and peanuts.

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A Bit On Monounsaturated, Polyunsaturated And Saturated Fats!

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Try including natural sources of unsaturated fats in  your daily diet!

Try including natural sources of
unsaturated fats in your daily diet!

There are three main types of fats namely saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. The unsaturated fats are known to be healthier and are much needed by our bodies. Whereas saturated fats are best to be enjoyed in small amounts or else they can be fatal for health.

If in your diet you replace saturated fats for monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, then both of these fats will help to decrease the cholesterol levels in the body. Polyunsaturated fats are good sources of omega 3 and omega 6 whilst monounsaturated fats are known to be rich in vitamin E, and antioxidants.

Polyunsaturated fats can be found in foods like seafood, a few vegetable oil, walnuts, Brazilian nuts and seeds.  As for monounsaturated fats they are present in foods such as olive oil, avocado, cashews, peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts. Whereas sources of saturated fats include animal meat, hydrogenated oils, whole fat dairy, animal bone marrow etc.

Presence of excess saturated fats will only put you at an increased risk for suffering from cardiovascular conditions, muscle inflammations and liver problems. So if you are looking to boost your health, aim to incorporate more of the unsaturated fats through natural sources and cut back on the saturated fat.

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Nuts- The Powerhouse, Nutrient Dense, Nature’s Food!

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Nuts are one of the most nutritious snack foods

Nuts are one of the most nutritious snack foods

Have you been wondering whether nuts in reality are a healthy or an unhealthy source of nutrition? Do you believe that nuts simply lead to weight gain and are absent of any substantial nutrients that can be beneficial for your health? Well then, you could not be more wrong! Nuts in actuality will provide you with an array of benefits instead of being detrimental for one ’s health.  They are proven to be one of the most nutritious and hearty foods and thus you should definitely think about incorporating these little munchkins in your everyday diet.

Indulging in nuts every now and then will not only assist you to maintain your cardiovascular health and will allow for healthy organ functioning. Furthermore, research states that nuts stimulate one’s metabolism and on top of that, they help enhance the texture of your skin and hair. Moreover, they also seem to improve one’s eyesight.

Before masticating on this nutrient dense food, in order to benefit from them entirely, make sure to soak them overnight. Not only will this allow for the antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and the vital omega oils present within them, to be absorbed more easily by your body, but the soaked nuts will be easier to digest as well.

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