Health Tip – Oct. 7 – Brain Power
For good brain function, never skip breakfast. Have food with protein (eggs, yogurt) and some complex carbohydrates (whole grains, fruits, nuts, vegetables). The lecithin found in eggs is rich in choline, which enhances thinking and memory retention. The complex carbohydrates help to maintain a steady supply of glucose required by the brain.
Take your supplements at breakfast to give your day a boost. The herb gingko biloba has been found to increase the blood flow to the brain, which helps alertness and memory.
Exercise keeps the brain performing properly. Reading, and crossword puzzles keep your memory and brain sharp as you age.
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish support healthy neurological function.
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