Men's Health

2010–2014

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NEUROPLASTICITY

In December 2011, emerging research found that your neural networks function like a muscle. If you let them atrophy, you have to train to strengthen them. Three ways: Working out increases oxygen and glucose to the brain, and both help neurons work best. This includes lean protein, good fats, whole grains, and antioxidant-rich produce. Water keeps the brain well hydrated, coffee improves memory, and green tea’s caffeine won’t fry your circuits if you need

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