- span /span/
- distinct /dih-STINGKT/
- supplement /SUHP-luh-muhnt/
- nutrition /NOO-trish-uhn/
- solely /SOHL-lee /
[noun] – the period of time that something exists or happens
The toddler’s attention span was short, as he quickly moved on to another activity.
[adjective] – clearly separate and different (from something else)
Each student in the class had a distinct personality, making the classroom a lively and diverse environment.
[noun] – something that is added to something else in order to improve it or complete it; something extra
She takes a calcium supplement daily to strengthen her bones and prevent osteoporosis.
[noun] – the process of taking in and using food, or the scientific study of this
The human body requires a balance of macronutrients and micronutrients for optimal nutrition.
[adverb] – only and not involving anyone or anything else
He chose to live alone so that he could focus solely on his studies.
Flavanols, also known as flavan-3-ols, are natural compounds that contribute to the vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables. They are bioactive compounds that can affect processes within the body. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends a daily intake of 400 to 600 milligrams of flavanols, as they have been linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It’s important to consume a variety of flavanol-rich foods rather than relying solely on chocolate, as chocolate does not contain significant amounts of flavonoids. The study used an optimized extraction process to obtain high levels of flavonoids from dark cocoa. Researchers emphasize that a diverse diet incorporating different flavanol-containing foods is the best way to meet the recommended intake of 500 milligrams per day. While the study’s findings show promise, further research is needed to fully understand the effects of flavanols on age-related mental decline.
- Have you heard about flavanols before? Are you familiar with any foods that are rich in flavanols?
- How likely are you to make changes to your diet to incorporate more flavanol-rich foods? What challenges or barriers do you foresee in doing so?
- Are you concerned about age-related mental decline or maintaining cognitive abilities as you age?
- Is it important to have a diverse diet to meet the recommended flavanol intake? Why or why not?
- What other measures or strategies could be effective in slowing down age-related mental decline and maintaining cognitive abilities as we age?
- age-related mental decline