NY Daily News  – by AFP RELAXNEWS

Friday, April 6, 2012

Gentlemen, you may want to up your intake of berries, tea, apples and eggplants as a recent study has found that a diet high in flavonoids can help protect against brain diseases like Parkinson’s.  Flavonoids are found in many plant-based foods and drinks with yellow, purple, orange and red skins such as eggplants, blackcurrants, blackberries, grapefruits and dark beans.

Over a 20-year period, researchers from Harvard University and the University of East Anglia in the UK followed 130,000 men and women, 800 of whom developed Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking, difficulty walking, movement and coordination. The disease most often develops after the age of 50.

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