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A Well-Seasoned Mind

New scientific research shows these spices are good for your brain

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Cinnamon

If you want to react faster during your next tennis game, chew cinnamon gum. Doing so, a recent study found, speeds the rate at which your brain processes visual cues. One reason the gum may help: cinnamon regulates blood-sugar levels, and this helps you stay focused.

Healthy way to dish it up:
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon cinnamon on oatmeal for a brain-healthy breakfast.

Next: Check out these brain-healthy recipes. >>>

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