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Brain Food: Ancient Secrets of Green Tea in the Modern Age

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For more than 4,000 years, the Chinese have been enjoying green tea. As with many human discoveries, this one was apparently a happy accident. Shen Nong was boiling a pot of water and some leaves drifted in. This was in the year 2,737 B.C. The […]

Blueberry Update: Two Cups a Week Reduces Parkinson's Risk for Men (Sorry, Ladies)

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A post that went mostly unnoticed on Valentine’s Day didn’t escape the eagle eyes of the Underground’s newsies. First, the (now) unsurprising part, at least for all you folks following the Brain Food series: Fruits that are high in antioxidants, especially flavonoids, are good for […]

Brain Food: When Life Hands You Lemons, Ask for Oranges Instead

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Maybe the first thing you can say about oranges is, they taste good. Most of you will find oranges easier to add to your diet (or use more of) than, say, spinach or kale. We already know that oranges bring a good dose of vitamin […]

Brain Food: If It's Blue, It's Good for You

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There aren’t a lot of brain superfoods out there, and most of them are highly colored. Blueberries are one such food. What does the blue fruit bring to the party?

Antioxidants. Lots and lots of antioxidants.

A study at Tufts University (in conjuction with the USDA) showed […]