5 Brain Boosters

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5 Brain Boosters



green tea
LONG APPRECIATED for its antioxidant power, green tea may be the beverage of choice for brain gains. A study at the University of Newcastle in Great Britain turned up protective benefits in green tea. "We have data from a two-year study done on a large number of over-70-year-olds that shows those who consumed more green tea had no cognitive decline over the study period compared with those who consumed less," says Edward J. Okello, Ph.D., lead researcher of the British study.

HOW to use it: While no study has pinpointed how much or which brand of tea you should drink to help keep memory intact, more seems to be better, observes Okello.