Staying Sharp For Dummies
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The chemistry of your brain and sharpness of your memory are directly affected by what you eat and drink. Adopt these healthy habits to improve your brain’s ability to remember:

  • Eat three balanced meals per day, each meal consisting of three parts:

    • Fruit or vegetable

    • Complex carbohydrate, like whole-wheat bread

    • Protein

  • Stay hydrated:

    • Drink water and juices

    • Moderate your caffeine intake

    • Minimize sodas and sugar drinks

  • Take the following supplements:

    • Vitamins, such as C, E, and the Bs

    • Minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc

    • Herbs, such as Gingko (unless you’re taking blood-thinning medications)

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