Diet is our best medicine. What we eat has a big contribution to how we age. The results of a recent study is another scientific prove for that.
As we know, tomato has lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants with many health benefits due to its capacity to fight free radicals and reduce the risk of developing a wide variety of (chronic) diseases, and even certain types of cancer. To compare, lycopene devours 10 times more free radicals than vitamin E!
Most of us have combination of 3 fat cell types: mostly white, less beige and even less brown. According to a recent study, beige fat cells, or adipocytes, have a calming effect on the brain, bringing down the inflammation, caused by the more common white fat, and providing protection from dementia.
Our body converts cholesterol into bile acids to break down fatty foods and absorb lipids (fat) by our intestines. According to a recent study, the disturbances in this process may play an important role in the development of dementia.
A recent study investigated the brain aging process of the Tsimane people (the Bolivian Amazon) and found that the difference in brain volumes between middle age and old age is 70% (!) smaller than in Western populations! In other words, the shrinkage of their brain was much slower than in our modern society. And as […]
Why is the ability of our body to burn fat so important for us? Because it helps us stay healthy by maintaining good metabolic health and insulin sensitivity and reducing risk of developing diabetes II.
Did you know that our genes are responsible only for about 10-35% of aging process and longevity? The remaining percentage is determined by our environment (think about lifestyle aspects) and, according to a recent study, by some random changes in our body’s cells during our life span. These random changes can for example happen during […]
Cappuccino, latte, flat white, macchiato, latte macchiato – you name it! Only thinking about all these combinations of coffee and milk may already let you smile and relax for a moment. But is coffee and milk a really good combination, and how does milk influence the healthy benefits of coffee?
If you are getting older, you pay more attention to your diet to keep a clear and healthy mind as long as possible. Take, for example, breakfast. Can you skip it or do you need it? If you need it, what kind of breakfast is the best for you and your brain?
As a matter of fact, they do. A recent study compared the published research (23 studies) comparing the calories and nutrients of elderly people with and without sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is a condition, which is characterized by the loss of muscle mass and strength, as a result of aging.