Boost Your Brain, Sharpen Your Memory By Eating Smart, Keeping Healthy

Ward, Elizabeth M.
August 2004
Environmental Nutrition;Aug2004, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p1
The article focuses on nutrition and its effect on mental health. The brain reigns as the most vital organ. It commands every bodily function. The notion that the adult brain cannot form new neurons has been disproved. In fact, the hippocampus-the region of the brain responsible for learning and memory-can sprout new brain cells throughout life, possibly in response to mental stimulation. It has been observed that a healthy lifestyle can influence mental acumen into older age. The brain requires a steady supply of glucose. One should look to complex carbohydrates like whole grains, fruits and vegetables to healthfully provide a steady blood glucose concentration.


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