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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Better Brains Healthier Hearts

What are the two easiest things you can do to improve your health and increase your life span?

 

  • Aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise improves memory, learning and the ability to think clearly. These remarkable findings were published in the journal Neuroscience. The benefits were found in test subjects who exercised at 80% of their aerobic capacity one hour per day, five days per week for five months. They have been attributed to increase blood flow providing increased nutrients to the brain. Poor lifestlye habits have proven to have dramatically adverse effects on health and longevity. People that don't get regular exercise, have poor eating habits, use alcohol and smoke have significantly higher rates of stroke, heart disease and reduced lifespan.
  • Eat smart. A Mediterranean style of diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts, seeds and olive oil has been demonstrated to decrease mental decline and improve heart and brain health.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Green Tea and Olive Oil

Green Tea and Olive Oil are proving to be major factors in disease prevention. The antioxidant compounds found in Green Tea are absorbed into your body and have now been demonstrated to penetrate into the tissues of the eyes including the lens and retina, potentially preventing diseases such as glaucoma. The protective effects of Green Tea consumption appear to last up to 20 hours and maximum concentration in eye tissue occurred from between one half to 12 hours after consumption.

While Green Tea is beneficial for the eyes, other healthy benefits of tea are found in both green and black tea.  These include the prevention of hardening of the arteries, and significant antioxidant activity.

Consuming Extra Virgin Olive Oil supresses a gene that promotes inflammation resulting in healthier tissues and decreases the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

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