Consuming a flavonoid-rich diet could help combat the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease for those with risk factors. Low intake of specific flavonoids, especially anthocyanins, which are found in blueberries and strawberries, was associated with a four-fold risk of developing Alzheimer's.
Caffeine and urate have been associated with a reduced risk of idiopathic Parkinson's disease. Researchers noted a lower caffeine intake in idiopathic Parkinson's patients. Increasing caffeine consumption was linked to decreased odds of being diagnosed with Parkinson's. Lower levels of blood urate were also associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease.
Consuming fruits and vegetables, and exercise makes people happier, not the other way around, a new study reports. Increased happiness was associated with eating more fruits and vegetables in women, and in exercising more in men.
Researchers report sensory based food education encourages healthier eating choices in kindergarten aged children.
People who regularly snack on fruit are less likely to report symptoms of depression and more likely to report positive well-being. Those who indulge in nutrient-poor snacks, such as chips, are more likely to report symptoms of anxiety.