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Eating plenty of green vegetables keeps elderly people’s brains up to 11 years younger, a study claims. Researchers followed 960 healthy pensioners with an average age of 81 over five years. They found those who had at least one portion a day of spinach, kale and lettuce had better mental capacity...
Eating leafy greens may help slow mental decline. Researchers studied 960 men and women ages 58 to 99 who completed food frequency questionnaires and had two or more cognitive assessments over an average of almost five years of follow-up. Among many other foods, the researchers recorded the number of servings of...
You aim to clock up eight hours, skip the second coffee and make sure your bedroom resembles a plush sleep zone, so why are you still so damn tired? Well, it could be that your timing is off. While many of us focus on getting enough sleep, keeping a consistent...
Green tea is one of the best health supplements today. Full of bioactive compounds it helps improve health and overall well-being. But did you know that green tea can work wonders for the health of your hair as well. The flavonoids and antioxidants in the green tea help improves...
You might already be walking regularly, even daily, but are you actually moving enough? Movement expert Katy Bowman points out that even if you exercise for an hour per day, that’s still only just over 4% of your day spent moving — not great if the rest of your...
We all know the feeling of eating too much food, of being not just full but stuffed, and yet not feeling satisfied. When we eat, sensors in our mouth, stomach and intestines assess the volume and chemical composition of what we’ve taken in, says Stephan J. Guyenet, PhD, author of...
  Weight gain can be a big side effect of the festive season, so follow our expert advice on how to eat, drink and be merry without carrying it all into the New Year. Of all the items on your Christmas wish list, weight gain probably won't be among them. But...
Drinking four cups of coffee a day doesn't damage health. A new study by researchers at the International Life Sciences Institute in Washington looked over more than 740 previous studies into the effects of caffeine on humans. It was concluded that consuming 400mg, about four cups, a day was safe...
The number of hours of sleep you need to stay healthy and alert varies according to your age. Teenagers need between 8 to 10 hours of sleep, while adults should get 7 to 9 hours. Sure, you’re eating your vegetables and fruits andsqueezing in exercise at least 20 minutes a day,...
Many believe to know how food impacts mood. Coffee and sugar makes people upbeat and happy, turkey’s tryptophan can lead to naps, and vegetables make some feel virtuous, right? However, these “facts” aren’t necessarily true. What’s more, researchers at the University of Binghamton have found that how certain foods...

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