Did you know that your brain accounts for only 2% of your body weight, but yet it gobbles up about 20% of your daily energy intake? That’s right, the nerve cells of the brain (neurons) require a tremendous amount of energy to operate. Unfortunately, your energy metabolism declines as you age and your brain suffers … Read more
Discover how to improve working memory with these nine simple tips! RELATED: 6 Scientifically-Proven Tips to Boost Brain Power In this article: Smart Eating Exercise Your Body, Benefit Your Brain Stop Multitasking Prioritize Sleep Treat Your Brain to a New Skill Stick to a Routine Use Checklists Manage Stress Try Mindfulness Meditation Techniques 9 Ways … Read more
This is my all time favorite salsa recipe. Chipotle comes from the Nahuatl/Aztec word chilpoctli, which means smoked chili. The chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce add a nice depth of flavor. Using a blender reduces some of the chopping and makes this salsa fast and easy to prepare. You can vary the ingredients according to your own taste. I love this salsa with tortilla chips but find myself sneaking it on eggs, potatoes, rice, pasta, or in salads for extra flavor.
The blood vessels of the body are lined with what are called endothelial cells. One of the primary functions of these cells is to maintain the canals that deliver nutrients to the tissues of the body. In cardiovascular research, the link between atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and the health of the endothelial cells has … Read more
Anticholinergic drugs are dementia medications to avoid if you want to lower your risk of toxicity. Learn more about what these drugs are and how they can negatively affect your brain health. RELATED: Swedish Study: Dementia Skips Fit Folks! In this article: What Is Dementia? What Causes Dementia? What Are the Symptoms of Dementia? Anticholinergic … Read more
Structurally, the difference between the acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) and L-carnitine (LC) is that ALC is an LC molecule that also contains an attached acetic acid group. This structural difference is small, but it produces a considerable difference in the biochemical properties of the molecule and, consequently, in its effects on metabolism.