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Dark chocolate is good for your brain; it makes you happy AND smarter

Good news for chocolate lovers: dark chocolate is not only good for your brain, but it also makes you happy, according to an article published on the website BeBrainFit.com.

Eat more mushrooms for a healthier brain

Every year, more people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia

Disturbing study finds that humans are getting progressively dumber – IQ points now dropping by 7 points with each new generation

The dumbing down of civilization has been codified in a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Eye training naturally improves age-related vision loss

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) Just five days of training can make the visual acuity of older adults equivalent to that of adults in their 20s, according to a surprising study conducted by researchers from the University of California, Riverside, and Brown University and published in the journal Psychological Science.

The focused visual training regimen improved older adults' sensitivity to contrast, and their ability to see things close up.

Are statin drugs the cause of widespread decline in brain function?

By Huff: (NaturalNews) Diseases of the brain are rampant in America today, and evidence suggests that a popular class of pharmaceutical drugs may be largely to blame. They're known as statins, and the science behind how they function in the body reveals that these powerful drugs gradually degrade the brain by depriving it of cholesterol, leading to memory problems, dementia and other similar conditions.

The amazing benefits of eating coconuts


Given the many times that experts have touted the benefits of consuming more fruits and vegetables, it should come as no surprise to learn that coconuts posses some amazing benefits. A tropical fruit that is a versatile as it is unusual, coconuts are now processed around the world to produce a number of products, including sugar, soap, milk, cosmetic products, butter, flour and the ever-popular, coconut oil. Given the popularity and widespread availability of these various products that utilize coconuts and their benefits, it can sometimes be easy to overlook these round, hard-skinned fruits in their more natural state.

Polyphenol supplements improve brain function in older adults


One of the unfortunate realities of growing older is that, over time, cognitive acuity tends to fade as a result of oxidative stress and inflammation, two of the most significant factors associated with early aging and chronic disease. But new research out of Florida has found that the aging process can be significantly slowed through a high intake of antioxidants, particularly those found naturally in blueberries.