Be Brain Fit http://bebrainfit.com Your Guide to Better Brain Health and Fitness Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:58:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Brain Plasticity Means a Better Brain At Any Age http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/mental/brain-plasticity/ http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/mental/brain-plasticity/#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:40:32 +0000 http://bebrainfit.com/?p=41253 The recent discovery that your brain can renew itself throughout life means that you can help boost your mental abilities. Learn five key steps you can take … Until recently, it was believed you were born with a set number of brain cells that could never […]

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Why Olive Oil Is a Best Brain Food (& Smart Buying Tips) http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/olive-oil-brain-food/ http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/olive-oil-brain-food/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:21:37 +0000 http://bebrainfit.com/?p=41164 Olive oil has many benefits for your brain and overall health. Learn how to choose quality olive oil, why it’s safe for cooking, and how to avoid fake olive oil … Olive oil is one of the world’s healthiest foods. It’s a major component in the […]

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Do the Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba Include a Better Memory? http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/ginkgo-biloba-benefits/ http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/ginkgo-biloba-benefits/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:48:52 +0000 http://bebrainfit.com/?p=40995 Recent research casts doubt on the benefits of ginkgo for memory improvement. Learn about the best uses for ginkgo, how to avoid side effects, and more … Ginkgo biloba is one of the most widely used natural remedies in the world.  More than $250 million is spent […]

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9 Reasons Being a Locavore Is Smart for Your Brain http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/locavore-brain/ http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/locavore-brain/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:38:32 +0000 http://bebrainfit.com/?p=40901 The locavore movement is about eating locally grown food. Aside from better tasting food, being a locavore offers myriad ways to improve your brain health … The average carrot travels 1,838 miles to get to your dinner plate. Pretty crazy, huh? A lot of people realize […]

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How to Get the Brain Benefits of Omega-3 Fats in Your Diet http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/omega-3-benefits-brain/ http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/omega-3-benefits-brain/#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:27:38 +0000 http://bebrainfit.com/?p=40826 Omega-3 benefits such as better memory and general brain health are well documented. The key is getting omega-3 fats from the right foods and supplements … The discovery of essential fatty acids (EFAs) has been hailed as one of the most important health breakthroughs in modern nutrition. […]

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency: Hidden Cause of Brain Fog and Memory Loss http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/vitamin-b12-deficiency-brain/ http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/vitamin-b12-deficiency-brain/#comments Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:30:08 +0000 http://bebrainfit.com/?p=40754 Chronic vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to many brain and neurological disorders. Learn why 40% of adults have low B12 levels and what you can do about it … If you’re struggling with brain fog, memory loss, or fatigue, you may have a vitamin B12 […]

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12 Effects of Chronic Stress on Your Brain http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/drains/effects-chronic-stress-brain/ http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/drains/effects-chronic-stress-brain/#comments Fri, 02 Jan 2015 03:11:34 +0000 http://bebrainfit.com/?p=40694 Chronic stress increases the stress hormone cortisol and affects many brain functions, putting you at risk for a host of mental conditions … Stress is an unavoidable part of modern life. There are two main kinds of stress — acute stress and chronic stress — and not […]

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How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/drains/increase-dopamine/ http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/drains/increase-dopamine/#comments Sun, 28 Dec 2014 04:14:06 +0000 http://bebrainfit.com/?p=40536 Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. Learn the symptoms of dopamine deficiency and natural ways to increase dopamine levels … There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain — about as many stars as there are in the Milky Way. […]

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9 Brain Boosting Benefits of Dark Chocolate http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/brain-benefits-dark-chocolate/ http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/brain-benefits-dark-chocolate/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:28:42 +0000 http://bebrainfit.com/?p=40331 Dark chocolate helps improve memory and focus and protects against brain aging. Learn why cacao nibs and cocoa powder are better than processed chocolate … “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz The world loves […]

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25 Snacks Featuring the Best Brain Foods http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/best-brain-food-snacks/ http://bebrainfit.com/lifestyle/nutrition/best-brain-food-snacks/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:00:49 +0000 http://bebrainfit.com/?p=40208 The best brain foods also make delicious, brain-healthy snacks. With these 25 snack ideas and recipes, you can boost your brain nutrition between meals too … All around the world people are eating more snacks than ever before. Globally 400 billion dollars are spent annually […]

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