A study published in ScienceDaily.com in March 2018 shares the exciting news that a compound found in beets could actually “slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with Alzheimer's disease.” Studying this compound, scientists say, could be a foundational step to developing drugs that could “alleviate some of the long-term effects of the disease, the world's leading cause of dementia.”
People with larger brains, studies have shown, have better ability to think. That’s the simple way to say it, and now here’s a more detailed explanation from a scientist involved in research on the subject. “People with greater brain volume,” says Meike W. Vernooij, MD, PhD, of the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, “have been shown in other studies to have better cognitive abilities, so initiatives that help improve diet quality may be a good strategy to maintain thinking skills.”
In a horse race, the outcome is anyone’s guess. But, everyone’s a winner at Chef Carl Schultz’s Tryon Equestrian Properties restaurant.
Foods rich in bitter flavoring are coming to the forefront, an underappreciated flavor that is finally starting to get its due in the United States. People are appreciating these foods – from Brussels sprouts to cauliflower, eggplant to kale and more – because of their flavors as well as their nutrition.
From ancient times to modern ones, wisdom across the ages from around the globe has highlighted the importance of food as medicine.