Swapping out that cup of Joe for a cup of tea, especially peppermint, can do more than just freshen your breath. According to a study conducted by Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia, the smell and taste of peppermint can have a positive effect on several cognitive functions, such as concentration, perception, memory, and problem solving, just to name a few.

4. Get enough sleep.

Who doesn’t love a good night’s sleep? And after you find out what it does for your brain, you’re going to love it even more. Getting a good night’s sleep (7-9 hours) not only strengthens your memory, but it also replenishes the energy in your brain that’s often lost throughout the day. So, go ahead and hit that snooze button!

5. Eat the right foods.

Blueberries may be small in size, but they work wonders for your mind. By incorporating blueberries into your everyday diet, you’re protecting your brain from oxidative stress while lowering your chances for developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia due to the fact that they’re loaded with antioxidants. But, wait, that’s not all! Blueberries can also improve your learning capacity and motor skills, making them a superfood indeed. Other foods that boost your brain health include salmon, citrus fruits and almonds.

5 Ways To Keep Your Mind Sharp At Any Age  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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