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June is National Brain Health Month

As our body ages, so does our brain. By taking care of your brain, you may be able to decrease your chances of developing dementia-related diseases.

Many over-the-counter supplements are fortified with zinc, magnesium, folic acid (a type of B vitamin) and other essential nutrients for the brain. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants which can get rid of toxins in the body.

Leafy vegetables and beans are high in Vitamin B, which is helpful for cell metabolism. The cell uses this energy for essential processes, including the creation of new cells and breaking down and removal of other cells.

Before altering your diet, it is important to consult your physician to determine what diet is right for you.

The brain needs more than just nutrients, it needs exercise just like your body. Here are some fun exercises for your brain:

  • Word Searches
  • Mazes
  • Sudoku
  • Card Games
  • Crossword Puzzles