Want to look younger? Research says to start with your diet

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While behavioral factors such as avoiding sun exposure, getting adequate sleep and not smoking are crucial to your skin’s health, there is a a tremendous opportunity to improve your skin’s appearance and quality with a healthy diet, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).  The AAD says that diets high in fiber, lean proteins and fresh fruits and vegetables can lead to healthier skin.

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Indian spice turmeric shows promise in brain cell growth

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Recent studies on a key compound in Indian spice turmeric show encouraging results for brain health.  Specifically, the studies examine turmeric’s impact on neutral stem cells (NSC) in rats, potentially opening the door to trials on humans in the future.  The results show turmeric promoting up to 80% growth in NSC count, which could promote both neuron growth as well as prevent inflammation in the brain.  If replicated in humans, these factors could help in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases.

Lead author of the study, Adele Rueger, said: “While several substances have been described to promote stem cell proliferation in the brain, fewer drugs additionally promote the differentiation of stem cells into neurons, which constitutes a major goal in regenerative medicine. Our findings on aromatic turmerone take us one step closer to achieving this goal.”

Read More:  http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-09/bc-tcb092314.php

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UK study cites basic steps to live longer

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Britons could live to 120 if they just exercised more, ate healthily and took beneficial drugs such as statins, an influential panel of health experts and scientists has concluded.

Read More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/healthyeating/11218303/Want-to-live-to-120-Heres-how…..html

 

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Foods rich in vitamin E and antioxidants likely to reduce risk of Alzheimers (JAMA)

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Eat foods high in vitamin E and antioxidants to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Initial indications from a recent study shows eating foods high in vitamin E can lower the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 70%.

 

Read More:  http://westernfarmpress.com/almonds-called-good-choice-reduce-alzheimers-risk

 

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