Now that summer is officially over, it's time to fall back into a more mundane routine. Whether that means hitting the books or a more disciplined 9 to 5; it's important to fuel your brain with foods to keep you alert. Your brain can't work without energy and it needs the right foods to help it function at its highest levels.
"Emerging research in the fields of neuroscience and nutrition show that people who eat a diet of processed foods have increased levels of depression, anxiety, mood swings and other mental and emotional problems," according to psychiatrist Dr. Drew Ramsey. A diet of whole, unprocessed foods is a good way to take care of the body and the brain. Staying sharp includes a complete wellness routine.
- Break a sweat - Exercise grows brain cells. A recent study showed that just walking 40 minutes a day; three days a week reversed age-related brain cell loss by one to two years.
- Breathe deep - People who meditate, for as little as 20 minutes a day, increase happiness.
- Exercise your brain - Research shows that older adults, with better navigation skills, decrease their risk of dementia.
Check out this slideshow for 5 yummy foods to help you boost your brainpower!
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