Orange a day cuts the risk of dementia

Eating an orange a day could slash the risk of dementia, a major study shows.

Daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the chances of developing the incurable brain condition by almost a quarter, it suggests.

The findings, by a team of scientists, suggest that tangy fruits could be a powerful weapon against a disease that is emerging as a modern day epidemic.

An omega-3 rich diet really can fight bowel cancer

Eating salmon, walnuts and chia seeds could boost your chances of surviving bowel cancer, a new study claims.

Full of omega-3 fatty acids, the tasty staples prevent deadly tumours from spreading across the body.

When broken down after eating, these then go onto release molecules that directly attack cancerous cells, scientists say. 

Cocoa and chocolate are not just treats -- they are good for your cognition

A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands -- a phrase commonly used to justify ones chocolate snacking behavior. A phrase now shown to actually harbor some truth, as the cocoa bean is a rich source of flavanols: a class of natural compounds that has neuroprotective effects. cording to Science daily

In their recent review researchers examined the available literature for the effects of acute and chronic administration of cocoa flavanols on different cognitive domains. In other words: what happens to your brain up to a few hours after you eat cocoa flavanols, and what happens when you sustain such a cocoa flavanol enriched diet for a prolonged period of time?

Although randomized controlled trials investigating the acute effect of cocoa flavanols are sparse, most of them point towards a beneficial effect on cognitive performance. Participants showed, among others, enhancements in working memory performance and improved visual information processing after having had cocoa flavanols. And for women, eating cocoa after a night of total sleep deprivation actually counteracted the cognitive impairment (i.e. less accuracy in performing tasks) that such a night brings about. Promising results for people that suffer from chronic sleep deprivation or work shifts.

The Mere Presence of Your smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach -- even if it's off. That's the takeaway finding from a new study, according to Science Daily.

Professor Adrian Ward and co-authors conducted experiments with nearly 800 smartphone users in an attempt to measure, for the first time, how well people can complete tasks when they have their smartphones nearby even when they're not using them.

Eat Walnuts as a Teenager for Lifelong Brain Health

Teenagers should eat walnuts if they want their brain to stay healthy into old age and avoid anxiety, a study claims, according to Daily Mail.

Full of omega-3 fatty acids, these vital compounds were found to be beneficial for the developing brain in the latest trial.

But those who don't get enough of the nutrient are at increased risk of memory loss in adulthood, scientists suggest. 

Omega-3 fatty acids, which are necessary for human health, can also be found in high quantities in oily fish, soy beans and spinach.