Monthly archives: May 2015

 
 
 
 

Healthy eating habits

We must eat different foods in order to obtain the calories and nutrients we need. But how to choose the right foods to have a healthy diet? Here are some guidelines: Eat mainly vegetables, legumes and fruit. A diet rich in vegetables (potatoes don’t count) and fruits can decrease the probability of having a cardiovascular disease, cataract and macular degeneration, and possibly protects against some types of cancers. Eat whole […]

 
 
 
 

DHA and prevention of cognitive problems

During gestation, DHA accumulates in brain tissue (especially during the third trimester). After birth and during childhood, DHA levels continue to increase in the areas associated with mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and perform multiple tasks successfully (cortical areas). And during adolescence the increasing in DHA levels goes on, while the human brain matures. Over the past 30 years, evidence from animal and clinical […]

 
 
 
 

Memory: How it works?

Memory refers to the processes used to acquire, store, retain, and later retrieve information. How it works? Information is encoded and stored for later use (retrieval), when we need to use it. Long-term memory can be declarative (the memory of events, that can be consciously recalled) or procedural (the unconscious memory of how to do things). In turn, declarative memory can be subdivided into episodic and semantic. Episodic memory refers […]