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How to Nourish the Brain to Keep it Young

Posted Oct 08 2008 4:22pm

Brain games keep the mature brain agile and supple; a new article in the Washington Post points to some other ways to keep supplying nutrients to the brain.

In "Keep Your Brain Power Up," Leslie Walker tells us that scientists find that aerobic exercise protects the neurons in the brain. It keeps oxygen circulating through by sending more blood to the brain.

Another tip is to lose weight if you're in the obese range. People who are overweight, have high blood pressure, or high cholesterol may be placing themselves at higher risk of dementia.

Eat brain food, Walker suggests. That's the kind of food you might feel virtuous when you eat...leafy veggies and fresh fruit, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids, found in salmon and trout.

Better than investing your money in getting face lifts and tummy tucks!

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