10 ways to support your brain health daily

Reading, writing, engaging your mind with crossword puzzles, playing games, etc., all help stimulate your mind and brain. Photo: Pexels

(Kristen Reed/ Mind Body Green) — June was Brain Awareness Month, but it’s always a good time to learn more ways we can support the health of the most complex and critical organs in our body.

As a registered nurse in the neurosurgery ICU step-down unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, I deal with brains all the time. I see how important it is to protect our brain health now and as you age. From my brain to yours, here are my 10 ways to boost brain health:

Our brain is exposed to harmful stress every day due to lifestyle and environmental factors, resulting in a process called oxidation, which can affect brain cells. Nutrient-dense foods can help with this oxidation and can support the brain’s health in significant ways. (…)

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