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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 […]

More Walnut Goodness for Your Enjoyment

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To follow up on my previous post about the brain super-food, walnuts, here are some recipes you can try in the coming days. I’ve stayed within the realm of “dinner entrĂ©e,” since I was challenged by my spouse to show something other than brownies or […]

Brain Food: Walnuts are Hard to Break Into, But Worth the Effort

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Neil Sadaka was a man ahead of his time. He wrote and sang about walnuts in “Breaking In is Hard to Do.” However, by the time the song made the charts, they’d forced him to change the lyrics into some sappy love song. Nowadays, with […]

Brain Food: The Fruit With the Funny Name is Seriously Good For You

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Avocado; an odd word, really, completely made up. Not that old, actually. Less than a century. California growers decided to rename the Mexican fruit, the ahuacate, to make it sound more appealing to the potential American market. They didn’t like the alternative in use, the […]

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 […]

Brain Food: Spinach, the Leaf of Champions

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Spinach, the little green leafy vegetable that should have a big “S” sewn on its superhero tights. Yep, it’s one amazing source of key nutrients for the brain and the body! Extremely low in fat, with no cholesterol. A cup of raw spinach has only […]

Brain Food: Broccoli, the Veggie That Presidents Love to Hate

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Ah, the lowly broccoli plant. One of Nature’s “good foods,” packing in plenty of nutrients and very low in calories. It’s a nearly ideal weight-loss food, as it provides most of the essential amino acids as well as several important vitamins. It’s great for diabetics, […]