Uncovering The Science Behind ‘Sound Body, Sound Mind’

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden get to grips with the molecular basis of the saying "sound mind, sound body." The key appears to be how muscles reduce levels of stress markers in the blood. A new study explains how muscle activity benefits the whole body. Studies have shown that exercising not only promotes … Continue reading Uncovering The Science Behind ‘Sound Body, Sound Mind’

What Do You Know About Rose Water?

Rose water is a liquid made from water and rose petals. It is used as a perfume due to its sweet scent, but it has medicinal and culinary values, as well.There is a long tradition of rose water being used in medicine, including in Iran and other parts of the Middle East, as far back … Continue reading What Do You Know About Rose Water?

Drinking Beetroot Juice Before Exercising Boosts Brain Performance

A number of studies have shown that physical activity can have positive effects on the brain, particularly in later life. New research has found that it may be possible to bolster these effects, simply by drinking beetroot juice before exercising. Researchers suggest that drinking beetroot before exercising may aid brain performance for older adults. Researchers … Continue reading Drinking Beetroot Juice Before Exercising Boosts Brain Performance

How Eating Herbs Could Boost Your Brain

Adding a sprig of thyme or a pinch of parsley to your next home-cooked meal may do more than boost its flavor - it could boost your brain, too. New research reveals how a substance present in such herbs - apigenin - triggers the formation of human brain cells and boosts connections between them. Researchers … Continue reading How Eating Herbs Could Boost Your Brain

Evidence Of A Christmas Spirit Network In The Brain

The Christmas spirit has been a widespread phenomenon for centuries, commonly described as feelings of joy and nostalgia mixed with associations to merriment, gifts, delightful smells, and copious amounts of good food. It is yet to be determined, however, where in the human body this “Christmas spirit” resides and which biological mechanisms are involved. We … Continue reading Evidence Of A Christmas Spirit Network In The Brain