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Berries, apples and tea can do wonders for your brain

If you'e looking for an easy way to keep your brain healthy, consider eating more berries, consuming more applies and drinking tea. There's good science to support the benefits of getting started early eating a healthy diet for preventing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. 
Alzheimer's risk significantly lower for older adults who consume these foods
Tufts University scientists looked at Alzheimer's disease risk among older adults and compared those that consumed scant amounts of apples, tea and berries that are loaded with antioxidants; published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 
The study finding was based on conclusions extracted from dietary questionairres submitted during medical exams among heart disease risk patients participating in the Framingham Heart Study. 
One of the important highlights of this study, compared to others is that the risk of the brain disease was analyzed over a 20 year period, versus short term studies that have been pub…

It's not just about beauty: Trees and plants around the home help us live longer

Surrounding ourselves with greenness can do more than just add beauty to the environment surrounding our homes. Research has found women who have more green vegetation around their homes have a lower chance of dying compared to those with fewer trees and plants. 

How trees and plants protect health
What the researchers found was women were 12 percent less likely to die from cancer, respiratory and kidney diseases when they had green spaces near their homes. 
The study was a collaborative effort between researchers at Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. 
The finding that is published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives reinforces what we already know about the health benefits of a natural environment.
The researchers literally looked at greenness around the women's homes using high resolution satellite imagery. 
There was a consistent link to lower mortality rates related to having more trees and other types of vegetation near to the women's home.