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4 Food Strategies to Boost Brain Function

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4 Food Strategies to Boost Brain Function

By Michael J. Gelb, Experience Life

While there are many positive aspects to aging, we’re more familiar with the things that can go wrong. For all the wisdom we gain from experience, we’re more apt to worry about memory loss. We fret over rusty neurotransmitters and cloudy thinking.

So we diligently do crossword puzzles, wrestle with brainteasers and learn to play musical instruments — for the intrinsic joy, of course, but also to help inoculate our brains against negative age-related changes. These are helpful pursuits, but they’re not the only ones that matter. In fact, if we want to build a better brain, what we choose to eat and drink might make the biggest difference of all.

The following food-based strategies can help any brain function better — whether that brain is 9 years old or 90.

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Experience Life magazine is an award-winning health and fitness publication that aims to empower people to live their best, most authentic lives, and challenges the conventions of hype, gimmicks and superficiality in favor of a discerning, whole-person perspective. Visit experiencelife.com to learn more and to sign up for the Experience Life newsletter, or to subscribe to the print or digital version.

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7:20PM PDT on May 21, 2013

yes, thanks

10:37PM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

Neat information, thank you for sharing.

12:26PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Thank you

5:09AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Thanks

11:27PM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

NIce, sensible, doable tips - thank you.

9:10PM PDT on Sep 1, 2012

thanks

6:30PM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Very cool! Thank you

12:10PM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Very interesting!Thanks for sharing!

10:59AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Thanks.

10:52AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Thanks for this info

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