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What makes the Mediterranean diet so popular with doctors and dietitians as an eating plan? For one thing, it has science behind it.
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Some of the worst things you can do for your brain are bad habits, some of which can really take a toll on its mental abilities.
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Studies show that exposure to the tiniest air pollutant particles is linked to decreased brain volume and the risk of a decline in memory skills.
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One of the best things you can do for your brain is get more sleep, so what can you do to help that? Some experts say to try weighted blankets.
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Good nutrition is essential to optimal brain function. These simple food switches could benefit your body, mind and mood.
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Research suggests that interacting with animals can benefit body and mind. Here are five reasons petting a pet is good for your brain health.
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Your body uses all eight B vitamins to turn food into energy and at least a few help brain health. Here's what you need to know about them.
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The message just keeps getting clearer: The healthier your heart, the stronger your brainpower, according to a six-year study.
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We used to think that the gut’s only function was to process food, but scientists now understand that the mind and the gut are intricately linked.
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Lose weight, exercise, stop eating Twinkies — good health can be such a chore. But indulging in these six guilty pleasures may be good for us.
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