Psicólogos explicam os benefícios de se fazer bolos, biscoitos ou pÃes para ou tras pessoas

Mas assar bolos e bolachas é muito mais do que apenas criar algo doce para comer.

As pessoas que gostam de fazer bolos ou biscoitos aproveitam qualquer desculpa para esquentar seus fornos. Fazem um bolo para comemorar o aniversário de alguém, dedicam tempo assando biscoitos para um dia de festa e preparam brownies simplesmente porque todo o mundo adora chocolate. Mas assar bolos e bolachas é muito mais do que apenas criar algo doce para comer. Especialmente quando é feito para outras pessoas, é um ato que traz toda uma série de benefícios psicológicos.

 

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Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia by clearing brain of debris

Extra-virgin olive oil prevents dementia by prompting the brain to clear out harmful debris, reveal scientists as they hail ‘exciting’ breakthrough

  • Oil is a key ingredient of a Mediterranean diet, which has many health benefits
  • Study found olive oil prompts the brain to remove harmful clutter in the brain
  • Olive oil reduces the amount of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles
  • These structures increase a person’s likelihood of getting Alzheimer’s disease

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Playing with the fire of inflammation

Inflammation is like a fire in your body you cannot see or feel. “It’s a smoldering process that injures your tissues, joints, and blood vessels, and you often do not notice it until significant damage is done,” says Dr. Andrew Luster, of the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. The damage might show up as arthritis, heart disease, stroke, and even Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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A New Study Examines The Deep Benefits Of Meditation, Yoga And Tai Chi

Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don’t simply relax us; they can ‘reverse’ the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study by the Universities of Coventry and Radboud.

The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, reviews over a decade of studies analysing how the behaviour of our genes is affected by different MBIs including mindfulness and yoga.

Experts from the universities conclude that, when examined together, the 18 studies — featuring 846 participants over 11 years — reveal a pattern in the molecular changes which happen to the body as a result of MBIs, and how those changes benefit our mental and physical health.

The researchers focus on how gene expression is affected; in other words, the way that genes activate to produce proteins which influence the biological make-up of the body, the brain and the immune system.

 

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