Issue 3: Boosting brainpower

Nobody likes the idea of losing their smarts. And as it turns out, there's a lot you can do to stay sharp, slow down aging and keep your brain in tip-top condition. We've rounded up some of the best content from around the web on nourishing your brain.

Nootropics (aka brain boosters) are hotter than hot sauce right now, with global sales expected to reach $4.9 billion by 2025. But not all "smart supplements" are created equal. Truth be told, some of them are straight-up snake oil. And your biggest asset - your brain - deserves better than that. With that in mind, we've rounded up the best content on nourishing your noggen. Let your mind wander.

1. Alzheimer's disease and glucose metabolism. 

Observational research suggests that poor blood sugar control may increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease. Physician, Peter Attia, explores the relationship between glucose metabolism and Alzheimer's disease in this podcast and article.

2. The best foods for brain function.

Did you know that eating berries twice a week may slow memory decline? Or that walnuts are linked with improved cognition? Learn more about the best foods for your brain here.

3. Turning back time.

Twelves ways neuroscientist, Brian Pennie, made his brain 10 years younger. How sleep, self-observation and good quality brain food (among other things) impacted his grey matter.

4. Struggling with mental fatigue?

Meet Rhodiola Rosea, the cold-climate herb shown to fight fogginess and promote cognition.

5. Move your body, shape your brain.

We all know that exercise is good for us. Now, emerging research suggests that regular physical activity may help preserve memory, promote blood flow, and fight inflammation in the brain.

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