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Berries for Brain Health

Berries for Brain Health

Research has suggested for years that strawberries, blueberries and blackberries may help restore cognitive functioning and prevent age-related memory loss, which has been accelerating in recent years due to factors such as poor diet, pollution, and lifestyle habits.

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Do Babies Need Healthy Fat for Intelligence?

Do Babies Need Healthy Fat for Intelligence?

The intelligence level of a child may be determined by the nutrients that he or she ingests early in life, according to a study published in the journal, Child Development. In the three-part study, scientists determined that baby formula containing essential fatty acids may improve a child’s ability to solve certain problems. The results show that 229 infants from Texas were randomly given either regular baby formula or baby formula containing two fatty acids: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA).

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Can Your Brain Benefit From Vitamins and Minerals?

Can Your Brain Benefit From Vitamins and Minerals?

In a study published last year, scientists learned that healthy people may experience mental benefits from taking certain vitamins and minerals. Scientists from Northumbria University and Bayer Consumer Care recruited 210 men for the study and found that these men had better brain functions after taking a supplement containing B vitamins, vitamin C, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

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DHA Linked to Better Mental Performance

DHA Linked to Better Mental Performance

Scientists recently learned that the essential fatty acid, DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), could be linked to human mental performance. They studied 280 healthy adult volunteers from Pennsylvania, and the volunteers who had higher blood levels of DHA got better scores on mental performance tests.

In the study, the participants with higher DHA levels received better scores on cognitive tests for nonverbal reasoning and mental flexibility, as well as working memory.

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The Benefits of Vitamin B

The Benefits of Vitamin B

Vitamin B is part of the group of water-soluble vitamins; the individual B vitamins are classified into eight categories ranging from B1 through B12 . Each one of these vitamins plays a critical role in synthesizing neurotransmitters and metabolizing proteins and fats. Some benefits of vitamin B include relief for stress, anxiety and depression, plus aids memory and helps reduce the risk of heart attack. Recently a lot of focus has been on B12. Vitamin B12 is found in foods that come from animals, such as fish meat milk and eggs. It plays a key role in healthy brain functioning.

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Can Exercise Strengthen Your Brain?

Can Exercise Strengthen Your Brain?

As we all know, there are many benefits to exercise. From weigh loss to mood improvement, exercise provides countless benefits- but could it also make our brains stronger?

Yes, say researchers at the University of South Carolina. In a recent study, scientists at the university split mice into two groups. One group ran for 30 minutes a day and the other just lounged around. Over an 8 week period the mice were studied. They shared the same living quarters, and the only difference was one group was allowed to run on the treadmill for 30 minutes a day.

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Brain Boosters and Study Tips for Year-End Exams

Brain Boosters and Study Tips for Year-End Exams

With the end of the school year upon us, many children are studying for numerous exams and tests. Thankfully, a lot can be done to optimize brainpower – so that information can be processed and retrieved from the far corners of the mind – pronto!

Check out our test-taking strategies and tips so that you can pass on this valuable info to your children or grandchildren, and in the process, help them to achieve their full potential! We’ve even included natural (and above all, safe) study aids.

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