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12:00 AM, January 24, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:57 AM, January 24, 2021

Brain boosting beverages

In our daily life, we take many kind of beverages. We hardly think about their health benefits. Here are a few juices and drinks that may boost your brain health.

Coffee: The caffeine in coffee makes you more alert. A cup of joe can also help you concentrate and boost your mood when you have got the Monday blues. Plus, lifelong coffee drinkers may have a lower risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease.

Green tea: If you are not a coffee drinker, this nutty-flavoured beverage is another way to get your daily caffeine. Like coffee, tea can make you feel more alert. There is also evidence that the green stuff improves memory and attention.

Turmeric tea: This yellow spice is a main ingredient in curry, and it adds an earthy flavour to tea. Turmeric has been a part of Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is useful for skin, joint, and digestive issues. Researchers are now looking at its protective effects on the brain and whether it might improve memory and slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Beetroot juice: Beets are a root vegetable. Their juice is high in antioxidants that protect against damaging substances in the body called free radicals. It also has nitrates that relax blood vessels and may help to reduce high blood pressure – a risk for stroke and dementia. Plus, this sweet and earthy juice helps fight fatigue.

Lemon water: Your whole body needs water, including your brain. When you are dehydrated, your mental function suffers. Water makes up 75% of your brain's volume and acts as a natural shock absorber. Add a squeeze of lemon to your glass of water for both flavour and nutrition. Lemon has plant nutrients that protect your cells from damage. Plus, some people find that its scent improves their mood.

Source: WebMD

 

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