Food Enhances Intelligence!

We have always known the fact that food is essential for keeping us alive and healthy. But this is a general statement, so the scientists have been on the mission to understand how food keeps us healthy – both physically and mentally. Keeping our focus on mental health we need to understand how food and nutrition keeps our brain healthy.

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Recently, scientists from the University of Illinois studied the Mediterranean diet and found out that the oils and nuts carry nutrients that are very good for the brain. The dorsal networks in the brain is the key area concerned with intelligence and cognitive thinking. The Mediterranean diet includes nutrients called monounsaturated fatty acids MUFAs that the researchers found, were responsible for building the networks and enhancing thinking abilities.

The study is just the beginning and has loads to offer for scientists as they progress in this direction.

To read the latest research articles on neurology, visit: http://benthamscience.com/browse-by-subject/medicine/#ANCHSC34

World Food Day!

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Today, on the 16th of October 2016, we raise awareness about the Health care and Nutrition. Bentham Science Publishers has various research journals dedicated to the food and nutrition researches. The most significant are;

Current Nutrition & Food Science

Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture

Most common myth about diabetes

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The most common myth that you have always heard about diabetes is“eating too much of sugary food causes diabetes.” Basically, there are 2 types of diabetes; therefore, one needs to know the difference between Type I and Type II diabetes. Type I diabetes is genetic and sometimes caused by unknown factors;while Type II diabetes is also genetic but lifestyle plays a major role. So, only having food which is high on sugar does not have to do anything with diabetes directly; instead diabetes develops when sugar does not reach the body cells and starts building up. This happens because pancreas stops making sufficient amount of insulin that eventually causes diabetes. Intake of food rich in sugar may cause weight gain and obesity that increases the risk of developing diabetes, this case is common in Type II diabetes as your lifestyle has an effect on your health.

Celebrating World Food Day

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More information on food and nutrition, visit the journal ‘Current Nutrition & Food Science