Tag Archives: Brain

5 Ways That Love Affects the Brain

You may have heard oxytocin being called the “love hormone.” This is because oxytocin is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is responsible for activating neural pathways that deal with pleasure and reward.  So, how do our brains and bodies create a feeling of being in love? Let’s take a… Read More »

The Role the Brain Plays in Muscle Fatigue

How much we’re able to voluntarily activate the muscles is dependent upon will power and motivation or physical condition as well as the degree of muscle fatigue. The latter in particular contributes to measurable and noticeable impairments in performance. Muscle fatigue research has for a long time largely been limited to changes in the muscle… Read More »

Hot Chocolate Could Be A Brain Booster

According to research, consuming 2 cups of hot chocolate each day could help the elderly maintain healthy brains and keep their thinking capabilities sharp. The research involved 60 individuals without dementia and an average age of 73. The individuals consumed 2 cups of hot cocoa each day for 1 month and didn’t consume any other… Read More »

EVOO Is Good for Your Brain

Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) may improve brain health and decrease your risk of cognitive decline, according to researchers from Temple University in Philadelphia and Sapienza University in Rome. The research was published in November 2019 in the journal Aging Cell.1 Led by Dr. Domenico Praticò, the team tested the effects of EVOO supplementation in a… Read More »