M.J. Ricott (also known as Maria Mitzithra) is a teacher and Athens native, with a background in Prehistoric Archaeology and Art History. She tackles a variety of subjects in her writing, including health, nutrition, travel, and the elusive art of "ευ ζην" (ef zin), that is, the art of living well.
Nutrition plays a critical role in brain health and optimal cognitive function. The present article discusses a list of ten brain-friendly foods that can improve memory, concentration, learning, mood, and protect against neurological diseases like Alzheimer's. The items listed are 1) almonds, 2) avocado, 3) blueberries, 4) broccoli, 5) dark chocolate, 6) eggs, 7) fatty fish, 8) green tea, 9) peanuts, and 10) pumpkin seeds. The article concludes by stressing the importance of adding more brain-nourishing foods to your diet. | Read More →Words: 996 Downloads: 0 Category: Nutrition By: M.J. Ricott
The present post lists five nutrient-rich healthy foods that can assist in breast cancer prevention, management, and recovery. The items listed are 1) bell peppers, 2) green tea, 3) mushrooms, 4) pomegranates, and 5) tomatoes. Each item description provides general nutritional information but also focuses on particular chemical compounds with anti-cancer effects. The post concludes by stressing the importance of a natural, well-balanced diet but cautions against drastic diet changes without medical consultation. | Read More →Words: 656 Downloads: 0 Category: Nutrition By: M.J. Ricott
The present post lists eight food categories that people with depression should exclude from their diet to improve their symptoms and overall health. The list includes alcohol, coffee, energy drinks and sodas, fruit juice, processed foods, salad dressings and ketchup, trans fats, and white bread. Each item description includes negative effects caused by these foods, such as low mood, irritability, insomnia, and fatigue. The post concludes by stressing the importance of taking small steps towards better physical and mental health. | Read More →Words: 855 Downloads: 0 Category: Nutrition By: M.J. Ricott
Family time can be very precious, especially when everyone is busy with school and work. On the other hand, when both adults and children have to stay at home for a whole day or several days on end, new issues arise. For example, regulating the kids' screen time can prove a challenge. This post explores several family activities that don't involve the use of electronics. The suggestions include crafts, baking, having an indoor picnic, playing car games, flicking through a family album, or putting on a family play. All family members can participate in these activities according to their age and ability. The post concludes with a reminder that there are alternative sources of entertainment that don't involve the use of technology. | Read More →Words: 630 Downloads: 0 Category: Entertaining By: M.J. Ricott
Proper nutrition is essential for brain health. A well-balanced diet can play a role in preventing or delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease. This article lists nine food recommendations for improving brain function and memory. The food groups mentioned are beans and legumes, berries, cruciferous vegetables, dark leafy greens, fatty fish, olive oil, nuts (as well as seeds), spices, and bright-colored vegetables like tomatoes. It concludes by stressing the importance of healthy eating habits for people who have Alzheimer's and the unique challenges they may face. | Read More →Words: 772 Downloads: 0 Category: Nutrition By: M.J. Ricott
This article discusses the home preparations that are necessary before leaving on an extended trip or vacation. It mentions various topics, such as thorough house cleaning, protecting your property from extreme weather conditions like low temperatures, and unplugging your electronic devices or turning off the water supply. It also recommends reprogramming the thermostat to conserve energy. The final two parts of the article focus on home security and provide tips for keeping your home safe from uninvited guests while you are away. | Read More →Words: 762 Downloads: 0 Category: Home Improvement By: M.J. Ricott
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