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10 Foods that Help Women Focus

1. Caffeine

– The key is moderation.

2. Sugar

– Snack on a something naturally sweet such as fresh fruit, or reach for brain food like whole grain carbohydrates such as pasta to improve your attentiveness.

3. Fish

– Serve up fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids twice a week to give your brain the vitamins it needs to develop and function properly.

4. Blueberries

– Studies also show a link between lab animals and improved learning ability when it comes to this blue fruit.

5. Popcorn

– Popcorn contains vitamins B6, B12, and E, which are believed to enhance your memory and focus.

6. Avocados

– Not only are they high in Omega 3 Fatty acids, but Avocados also help lower bad cholesterol and reduce risk of plaque buildup to enhance blood flow and fuel your brain.

7. Nuts and Seeds

– Loaded with antioxidants nuts and seeds also help give your brain long-term protection against the decline of your cognitive functions.

8. Green Vegetables

– The Folic Acid in greens will help keep your mind sharp.

9. Low-Calorie Breakfast

–  Fruits, dairy and cereals that are high in fiber and low in calories.

10. Supplements

–  Vitamins like B, C, E, and nutrients like beta-carotene, magnesium, ginseng and ginkgo are thought to help enhance your memory and ability to focus.

 

Source: http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/824161/10-foods-that-help-women-focus


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Moderate Drinking Improves Bone Density for Women


A study published in the journal Menopause and led by Urszula Iwaniec of Oregon State University shows that moderate drinking improves bone density in post menopausal women under 65.   “Drinking moderately as part of a healthy lifestyle that includes a good diet and exercise may be beneficial for bone health, especially in postmenopausal women,” said lead author Urszula Iwaniec in a statement.  It was found that chemicals in the alcohol increased the turnover rate of bone cells.

In addition, moderate drinking lowers the risk of having a stroke for women.

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2012/07/11/alcohol-does-a-body-good-study-finds-it-boosts-bone-health/?iid=hl-main-feature#ixzz22JrEgxe9