Special Vitamin E Protects Against Stroke
A patented formulation of tocotrienols, which are a combination of nutrients in the vitamin E family naturally present in palm oil and other foods, helps protect the brain, according to a study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Researchers used MRI scans to measure levels of white matter lesions in the brain, thought to increase risk for stroke and other neurological conditions, in a group of 121 people age 35 and older. Supplementing with 200 mg, twice daily, of the tocotrienols ( Tocomin SupraBio) for two years stopped progression of the lesions, which increased among those taking a placebo. Tocomin SupraBio is an ingredient in a variety of supplements. Try: Carlson Labs Tocomin SupraBio. Drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice can help people with insomnia sleep better and longer, according to a study done at Louisiana State University. In the trial, people with an average age of 68 drank an 8- ounce glass of the juice in the morning, and another in the evening. In an earlier study, people in their 20s who drank 1 ounce of the juice diluted with 2 ounces of water, morning and evening, experienced similar benefits. Montmorency tart cherries are a natural source of melatonin and boost tryptophan, two substances that promote healthy sleep. Looking for a new bar to take along on a camping trip, hike, or long flight? Among the sea of energy and protein bars, the following three are extra- yummy standouts ( and we tasted too many bars to count!).