Antioxidants in onions may block the formation of compounds that harm the brain's protective barrier during a stroke.
The healthy probiotic bacteria in yogurt, cheese and other fermented dairy products may help slash type 2 diabetes risk.
Scientists at the University of Iowa found that a compound known as ursolic acid that is found in apples and other fruits increased metabolism-revving muscle mass and upped levels of brown fat (which burns other fat) in lab mice.
What not to eat...
A study in Public Health Nutrition says 96% of entrees sold in American chain restaurants contain more than a third of the USDA's daily recommended amounts for calories, sodium and total or saturated fats.
Sugar is bad for your teeth and may be bad for your mind too. Maze-trained rats ran a course much slower when they's been fed sugar-spiked water daily for six weeks. Researchers also noted that effect was more pronounced if diets were not supplemented with omega-3 fatty acids.
from Women's Health Magazine
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