- Are you familiar with dementia? What do you know about it?
- Do you eat a balanced diet? Which food group do you think you need to eat more of? Why?
- potentially /puh-TEN-shuh-lee /
- modest /MOD-ist /
- significant /sig-NIF-i-kuhnt /
- diverse /dih-VURS/
- crucial /KROO-shuhl/
[adverb] – possibly
The medicine has potentially harmful side effects, so it should be used with caution.
[adjective] – not large in size or amount
The restaurant served a modest portion of food, but it was delicious and satisfying.
[adjective] – important or noticeable
The heavy rainfall caused significant flooding in the low-lying areas.
[adjective] – including many different types of people or things
The book club welcomes readers of diverse interests, ranging from romance to science fiction.
[adjective] – extremely important or necessary
It is crucial to follow the safety guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus.
Flavanols, also known as flavan-3-ols, are natural compounds found in fruits and vegetables that contribute to vibrant colors. They are bioactive and can affect processes within the body. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends a daily intake of 400 to 600 milligrams of flavanols due to their link to reduced risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. However, chocolate does not contain significant amounts of flavonoids, so a diverse diet incorporating various flavanol-rich foods is necessary. The study used an optimized extraction process to obtain high levels of flavonoids from dark cocoa. To meet the recommended intake of 500 milligrams per day, consuming a variety of flavanol-containing foods is crucial.
- What can adding flavanols to your diet potentially do?
- Where can flavanols be found?
- What is the recommended daily intake of flavonols according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics?
- Why is it important to have a diverse diet when it comes to flavanol consumption?
- How did the study obtain high levels of flavonoids for testing?
- 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?