5 Top Foods for Eye Health

Do you find yourself squinting and straining to read the daily news and wondering why the writing on menus has become so small? Are you interested in keeping your vision sharp no matter what your age? If so, these five best foods for eye health are a natural way to give your vision a boost from the inside out! Continue reading

Turmeric Extract Strikes to the Root Cause of Cancer Malignancy

A new turmeric study published in Cancer Letters is paving the way for a revolution in the way that we both understand and treat cancer. Titled, “Targeting cancer stem cells by curcumin and clinical applications,” U.S. researchers evaluated the primary polyphenol in the Indian spice known as curcumin for its ability Continue reading

Two Fruits That Could Kill Cancer

Texas researchers have found that extracts from peaches and
plums killed breast cancer cells, even the most aggressive kinds.
Not only did the cancerous cells die, but also no nearby healthy
cells were affected. A targeted kill by fleshy fruit.

The study suggests that Continue reading

Blueberries Keep Brain Active In the Afternoon

LONDON – A blueberry smoothie at breakfast can stop you flagging in the afternoon, a new study shows.

Researchers found that a large helping of the fruit – described by some as nature’s ’superfood’ – boosts concentration and memory up to five hours later.

The study, reported at the British Science Festival, also claims that blueberry can help fight dementia in the long term.

British scientists who made the discovery believe the antioxidants in blueberries stimulate the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain – and keep the mind fresh.

Dr Jeremy Spencer, a molecular nutritionist at the University of Reading who carried out the latest study, said: “I think that the findings were impressive and have the potential in the long term to lead to cognitive improvement.”

To reach the conclusion, the researchers tested the fruit’s powers on a group of 40 adults made up of students aged between 18 and 30, reports The Telegraph.

The group was given a set diet, which included a blueberry smoothie, and then asked to do a number of exercises to test their powers of concentration throughout the day.

A month later they were brought back and given the same diet and tests but without the smoothie.

Researchers found that while there was no change in the cognitive powers between the two occasions for the first few hours, towards the end of the day the smoothie stopped the concentration flagging, while without it dropped by up to 20 per cent.

“After one hour there was little difference in the attention tests but after five hours people who did not have the smoothie’s performance dropped by 15 to 20 per cent,” said Spencer.

The results were repeated with another group of 40 volunteers, this time pensioners.

He said that he was now concentrating on the long term effects of eating blueberries and particularly their effect on the hippocampus, the part of the brain related to memory.