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5 Fun Ways to Help Your Brain (Giveaway!)

Eat Guacamole! (or other Healthy Fats)

Our brains are made up of 60 percent fat, so it makes sense that nourishing the body with essential fatty acids supports brain health. This Natural Solutions article on IQ-Boosting foods explains that Omega-3s help neurons in the brain communicate with one another, which may positively affect our ability to learn and memorize. Good sources of brain-boosting Omega 3s include cold-water fish, avocados, walnuts, flax seeds, and olive oil.

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Play Games.

Playing games, such as Sudoku, exercises a part of the brain associated with memory. Sudoku, a number-placement puzzle, relies on logic, guesswork, and our ability to remember patterns. “To crack Sudoku our brains use a unique set of neural pathways known as associative memory– which enables us to discover a pattern from a partial clue,” says ABC Science reporter Judy Skatssoon, referencing research done by Professor John Hopfield of Princeton University.

GIVEAWAY!

Exercise your brain with the help of two books by the Puzzle Society: The Green Book of Word Search and The Green Book of Sudoku 2. With both books made from 60 percent certified fiber sourcing and 40 percent post-consumer recycled, you will not only be supporting your brain but also sustainable practices.

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win these two books!

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Mary Ann D.

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people in her life. She loves to write and talk about environmental issues, healthy living, and women's rights. Beyond that, her interests change daily, but eating and cooking vegetarian food is always a favorite.

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5:39AM PDT on May 27, 2014

interesting thank you

9:50PM PDT on May 21, 2014

Hmmm, just read an articel about red wine not being so good for our health as previously believed and this article recommends it.

1:36PM PST on Jan 8, 2014

I certainly will eat guac and play games like Puzzler World!

7:54PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Thank You :)

5:39PM PST on Nov 27, 2012

i've got it! - have wine & guac while playing a dirty game which leads to intimacy, which can kind of be counted as exercise! all bases covered :)

4:59PM PST on Nov 27, 2012

all hail guac!

4:52PM PST on Nov 27, 2012

That was most interesting.

12:53PM PST on Nov 27, 2012

No time like NOW!

5:40PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Missed my chance at the book. Hope you enjoy it, Mary Ann D.

8:09PM PDT on Mar 29, 2011

I'll try to follow all of the advices, especially for the love&sex one! ;)
Thank you very much for this article! :)

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