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vent a heart attack or stroke. Everyone knows that aspirin protects your It appears that the typical heart by ‘keeping your blood fl owing freely'.
Mediterranean diet can reduce our But, if you are doing this on the basis of a friend's advice, or on the strength of an blood pressure and make us remember article you read, you should probably stop. things more clearly.
Mounting evidence, reported recently in a number of leading medical journals, According to a study by Dr Nicolaos suggests that taking an aspirin is a bad idea if you're healthy and not at signifi cant risk WAY!
Scarmeas, at Columbia University for a heart attack. Furthermore, these studies now show that the potential risk of Medical Center in New York, consuming cerebral haemorrhage, serious gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers anywhere from a Mediterranean diet may help lower your mouth to your anus outweighs any heart benefi ts an aspirin might provide.
the risk of developing Alzheimer's Only your doctor can advise you to take an aspirin to keep a heart attack or disease in addition to improving survival stroke at bay.
among Alzheimer's patients.
Drinking two cups of blueberry juice a day could keep memory loss at bay.
The diet typically consumed in the In an article published in January 2010 in the Journal T Mediterranean region provides high of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Robert Krikorian of amounts of fruits, vegetables, legumes, the University of Cincinnati, along with his colleagues from EA cereal, fi sh, and monounsaturated fats, the US and Canadian Departments of Agriculture, report low levels of saturated fats, red meat that consuming blueberry juice was associated with and poultry, and a moderate amount improvements in learning and memory in individuals with age-related memory decline.
For the current study, Dr Scarmeas' The ‘silver' market – that's anyone over The trial enrolled fi ve men and four women over team performed magnetic resonance the age of 50 – is turning perceptions the age of 70 who reported forgetfulness and memory imaging (MRI) scans on the brains of ageing on its head. Indeed, 2010 has lapses. They were given the equivalent of 2 – 2½ cups of of 712 New York residents who been dubbed the year of the Quintastics, blueberry juice daily for 12 weeks. participated in the Washington Heights- a reference to those women who have At the study's conclusion, learning and recall were Inwood Columbia Aging Project. discovered that ‘turning 50 brings with it a improved, and depressive symptoms and glucose levels ‘In this study, not eating a ferocious second wind'.
tended to be reduced. When subjects who received Mediterranean-like diet had about the These women include Oprah Winfrey blueberry juice were compared with a sample who same effect on the brain as having high (56), Helen Mirren (65), Meryl Streep (61), received a placebo beverage in a companion trial test, blood pressure,' Dr Scarmeas observed.
Sigourney Weaver (60), Condoleezza Rice scores for learning ability were signifi cantly better.
(55), Jerry Hal (54), Kim Cattral (54), Ines de ‘These preliminary memory fi ndings are encouraging la Fressange (53), Isabel e Adjani (55), Carole KEEP and suggest that consistent supplementation with Bouquet (53), Michel e Pfeif er and Sharon blueberries may offer an approach to forestall or mitigate Stone (both 52). And let's not forget perennial naughty girl Madonna (52). neurodegeneration,' the authors conclude.
These are women who ‘forgot to get old. Despite having more yesterdays than tomorrows, they're celebrating what Picasso cal ed "the autumn of a woman's life".' ‘We're welcoming an era in which 50 is the new 34,' says Emma Soames, editor-at- Editor's note: Blueberry juice is not yet available in South Africa.
large of Saga Magazine. ‘This new 2010 generation can look forward to another 30 years You'll have to liquidise at least three punnets of blueberries (available at of active life, while the generation born a hundred years ago were within a few years of greengrocers and certain supermarkets) to extract two cups of juice. the end of theirs at 50. They don't feel their age.' Get the BEST
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