Adding a splash of milk to your cup of coffee can have anti-inflammatory effects, a new study reports. Researchers say the combination of polyphenols and proteins doubles anti-inflammatory properties in immune cells.
EGCG and tannic acid, polyphenols found in green tea and red wine, may help to effectively block the formation of toxic amyloid structures, researchers report. The findings may pave the way to developing new treatments for amyloid-related neurodegenerative disorders and genetic metabolic disorders.
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.
Pomegranate juice appears to have neuroprotective effects in pregnancies marked by intrauterine growth restriction. Researchers found pomegranate juice reduced the risk of brain injury in infants with IUGR, especially when pregnant women drank it during the third trimester.
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.
A modified version of the Mediterranean diet called the green Mediterranean diet, which consists of enriched dietary polyphenols such as green tea, walnuts, and duckweed, and decreased red meats, reduces more visceral fat than the traditional Mediterranean diet or a traditional diet plan.
Adding walnuts to your diet could help protect against age-related cognitive decline, a new study reports. Walnuts contain polyphenols and omega-3 fatty acids, which counteract the oxidative stress and inflammation that contribute to cognitive decline.