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

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

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 […]

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, […]

Nutrition and the Brain: Feed the Need With the Good Stuff

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While there are about as many different opinions about nutrition as there are bureaucrats in Washington, some clear themes have emerged. Naturally, there are side discussions about lifestyle choices and things like cancer and obesity; food has a major focus in those debates. Overall fitness […]

The Perfect Diet Food

We here at the Underground are working hard for you! We’ve found the perfect diet food: Lindt Excellence Chili Chocolate.

Well, it’s perfect, as long as you don’t eat much of it. Fortunately, because it has a nice chile kick, you don’t need much. (Take it from a pro, consuming a whole 3.5 oz bar in […]

Phelps Phood Lacks Phlavor

Today, Michael Phelps is the phastest and most decorated swimmer in Olympic history. He scored his sixth Gold in Beijing last night, and simultaneously his sixth World Record of the curent games.

He’s clearly the best athlete in the pool. Some are arguing he’s the best ever. At any sport. (I still got him in tiddlywinks, […]