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Top Brain Boosting Foods

The older I get, the more I’m allowing my pantry to be my medicine cabinet. While yes, there is definitely a place for the pharmacy, it can’t hurt to eat better, right? After some research, I found there are quite a few brain boosting foods out there we can all start adding into our diets. 1. Coconut Oil This oil is currently being studied for its powers in helping Alzheimer’s patients at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute. Recent research has found, during Alzheimer’s, the brain stops processing glucose and the disease acts much like a type three diabetes. When coconut oil […]

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Feed Your Brain

This week we are celebrating Brain Awareness Week.  Keep your brain healthy and try out these foods that Men’s Health Magazine named as the top foods your brain craves: Choline – “may improve your mental performance.”  According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “people in the study who ate more of this nutrient did better on cognitive tests than those who took in less. Dietary choline may aid production of the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine.  The Institute of Medicine recommends 550 milligrams of choline a day for men.”  To add choline to your diet, eat: sockeye salmon, […]