Chewing gum is GOOD for the brain and boost alertness by 10%


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Chewing over a problem Chomping on gum is GOOD for the brain and can boost alertness by 10%Tests show that reaction times amongst chewers are fasterChomping away leads to improvements in blood flow to the brainReport will be good news for celebrity chewer Sir Alex Ferguson By Chris Brooke PUBLISHED: 15:15 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:11 GMT, 4 February 2013 It’s a habit that divides opinion, but new scientific evidence reveals that chewing gum is actually good for the brain.

Looking for a morning boost? Forget coffee – green tea holds the key


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Looking for a morning brain boost Forget coffee – green tea holds the key for menResearch has shown it can help improve memory and cognition in menGreen tea is full of polyphenols, which widen blood vessels, speeding the supply of blood to the brain | UPDATED: 09:23 GMT, 28 November 2012 Looking for a quick brain pick me up before work Forget coffee – it seems green tea has the key.

The one vitamin pill experts say really IS worth taking (and you"ve probably never heard of it)


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The one vitamin pill experts say really IS worth taking (and you've probably never heard of it) | UPDATED: 22:51 GMT, 30 July 2012 Who would have thought that the earth beneath our feet could be to blame for health woes ranging from heart disease to thyroid problems to cancer Yet that’s the view of some experts who say levels of selenium, a mineral essential for good health, are so low in British soil that it’s affecting the food chain, our diets and, ultimately, our risk of disease.

Why you shouldn"t lie-in once you"re retired – too much sleep "can bring on dementia"


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Why you shouldn't lie-in once you're retired – too much sleep 'can bring on dementia' | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 16 July 2012 Having regular lie-ins in old age can bring on dementia, say scientists.

Being motivated and having a goal in life "can stave off effects of Alzheimer"s"


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Being motivated and having a goal in life 'can stave off effects of Alzheimer's' Positive effects of having a meaningful life found to counteract effects of damage to brainMost older people have plaques on brain but not all develop Alzheimer's, indicating that having purpose could play a role in development of the disease | UPDATED: 21:23 GMT, 7 May 2012 Researchers have found that a greater sense of purpose in life may help stave off the effects of Alzheimer’s.