How Wine Protects Your Brain Against Aging. Plus, 5 More Trends Affecting Your Health

Today, I have another edition of Uncommon Wisdom Daily’s health research roundup for you.

We’ll look at some of the most important and groundbreaking medical, health and fitness research from around the world.

This is my way of helping you keep up with recent exploration and the most-impactful stories around. And in the coming weeks, we’ll look to delve deeper into some of these topics and other natural ways to boost your health.

I’ve provided some excerpts below. Click on the links to learn more. Enjoy!

How Wine Protects Your Brain Against Aging

"Low to moderate intake of red wine can delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers have now found out how wine compounds are protective against neuronal death, protecting your brain against aging. "

Staking self-worth on the pursuit of money has negative psychological consequences

"Although people living in consumer-based cultures such as the U.S. often believe that they will be happier if they acquire more money, the findings of a newly published paper suggest that there may be downsides to this pursuit."

Is Soda Bad for Your Brain? (And is Diet Soda Worse?)

"Excess sugar — especially the fructose in sugary drinks — might damage your brain, new research suggests. Researchers found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus. A follow-up study found that people who drank diet soda daily were almost three times as likely to develop stroke and dementia when compared to those who did not."

Engagement with natural environment a significant contributor to life satisfaction

"Looking to improve your overall life satisfaction? Try regularly hiking in a forest or otherwise engaging with the natural environment. New research at Oregon State University empirically demonstrates that a variety of mechanisms for engaging nature significantly contribute to a person’s overall well-being."

Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth in old age

"As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But that does not mean the elderly need less sleep, according to neuroscientists."

Fruits and vegetables’ latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

"Hypertension is a global health issue that affects more than one billion people worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that hypertension is responsible for at least 51 percent of deaths due to stroke and 45 percent of deaths due to heart disease.

"Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure"

Did you enjoy this health research roundup? What are some of the latest health trends that you are following? Let’s keep the discussion going in the comments section.

Happy and Healthy Investing,
Brad

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Brad Hoppmann originally grew up in Florida, but has lived in Baltimore, Charlotte and New York as well throughout his career. Always an athlete, he played varsity football and water polo at the University of Florida and received All-SEC/SCC honors.