Marcelo’s new role

first_imgThe Brazilian side, at 31, lived one of his worst moments last year as a Real Madrid player, when Solari condemned him to the bench to give Reguilón ownership. His future at the club was in the air, but Zidane’s return to the bench changed everything. With the French he has recovered the smile and, although he is not an undisputed holder, he is once again an important piece in the squad.BraziliansMarcelo has become accustomed to raising white titles (go 21), although the celebration was special for the two who premiered his record as Real Madrid (Militao and Rodrygo), while Casemiro raised his thirteenth cup with Madrid. Vinicius, meanwhile, won his second trophy after the Club World Cup won last season. Marcelo is no longer indisputable to Zidane. With half of the season contested, Mendy has played more minutes than him: 1,222 ’of the French versus 825’ of the Brazilian. A new role that the coach made evident in the Spanish Super Cup, a competition in which Mendy started in both games. Marcelo barely played 19 ’and it was when the match against Valencia was fully sentenced (3-0).Despite this, the left-handed side celebrated his 21st white title with joy and without bad faces. He did it especially with the other four Brazilians of the team (Casemiro, Vinicius, Militao and Rodrygo). The tune between them is total and the most veteran (Marcelo and Casemiro) have been key in adapting the three young people who have incorporated Madrid between the current and previous years.last_img read more

The 5 Best Foods for Brain Health as You Age

first_imgExperts from around the world have a crafted a recipe that will keep your brain firing on all cylinders.It’s official: Today’s typical Western diet — laden with salt, sugar, calories and saturated fats — is as bad for our brains as it is for our bodies.That’s part of the consensus reached by the Global Council on Brain Health, as reported in a recently released paper titled “Brain Food: GCBH Recommendations on Nourishing Your Brain Health.”The council is a collaborative effort of AARP. It comprises scientists, health professionals, scholars and policy experts from around the world.When members met for their “Brain Food” report, they examined how diet impacts brain health in folks age 50 and older. The council combed through, among other research, observational studies and randomized controlled trials that indicate which foods, nutrients and diets improve brain functioning in older folks.The heart-brain connectionThe council concluded, in short, that the best diet for brain health is the same diet prescribed for heart health. The report explains:“Common conditions influenced by diet — such as elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes — harm both cardiovascular and cognitive health. Therefore, a heart-healthy diet is a brain-healthy diet.”Indeed, the report notes that some recent large studies have found that dementia rates decrease simultaneously with improvements in cardiovascular health.The recommendations in the report are meant for all healthy adults, but especially folks age 50 and older who have not been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s disease.The best and worst foods for your brainMembers of the Global Council on Brain Health divided their recommendations on specific foods into three groups.The food group labeled “Encourage” comprises the foods that the experts recommend eating regularly. The report also describes them as “the ‘A-list’ healthy foods.” They are:Berries (juice does not count)Fresh vegetables (especially leafy greens)Healthy fats (such as those found in oils like extra virgin olive oil)Nuts (though you should eat them in moderation, as they are high in calories)Fish and seafoodThe food group labeled “Include” comprises the “B-list” foods, which the council recommends including in your diet. They are:Beans and other legumesFruits (in addition to berries)Low fat-dairy (such as yogurt)PoultryGrainsThe foods in the “Limit” group are those that you should, yes, limit. They are:Fried foodPastriesProcessed foodsRed meatRed meat productsWhole-fat dairy (such as cheese and butter)SaltThe council does not specify exactly how much of these foods should be eaten or how often. The report describes the foods and groups above as “food guidelines.”Sourcelast_img read more