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Hot Chocolate as Health Food (No, Really!)

Here's some good news at last!

A 2013 Harvard study indicates that drinking two cups of cocoa a day may help your brain stay healthy and improve critical thinking.

Where did we put the marshmallows?

Vitamin C to See

Research indicates that vitamin C can reduce the risk of developing cataracts.

But don’t start popping pills. The study also should that this benefit only comes from dietary vitamin C. In others words, you need to consume citrus fruits and dark green vegetables!

Before You Take That Cold Medicine, Read This

As we roll into cold and flu season, many of us will be guzzling those over-the-counter remedies we think we help us cope with the symptom.

There is a potential downside. Actually there are SEVERAL potential downsides.

Acetaminophen – Many over the over pills and fluids contain this common pain reliever (the main ingredient in Tylenol). It’s also found in many cold medications. If you taking both pain relief pills and cold syrup, you may quickly find yourself consuming way more than 3,000-4,000 milligram dosage recommended as the maximum safe dosage.

Too much acetaminophen can lead to nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite and ultimately to liver damage. (We don’t have to tell you that liver damage is something we want to avoid.)

Be a Romper Room Do-Bee: You should also stay away from alcohol when taking acetaminophen. And check the ingredients of all the medications you’re taking to keep yourself under that 3,000-4,000 milligram number.

5 Foods That Boost Brain Activity

Just as we eat foods that can help keep our bodies healthy, there are foods that can improve brain activity.

Here are 5 “smart” things to eat:

  1. Orange Juice – Helps improve memory
  2. Split Peas – Helps mental processing speed
  3. Walnuts – Helps the heart as well as the brain
  4. Asparagus – Help the brain create new neural pathways
  5. Shrimp – Helps maintain the brain’s signaling system

The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep

The idea that we need less sleep as we grow older is false. Research shows 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night helps keep our brains sharp. Lack of good sleep on a consistent basis can lead to depression on even dementia!

Here are some tips to help you make it through the night:

Avoid Long Naps – If you must nap during the day, try to keep it under 30 minutes

Socks – Yes, wearing socks to keep your feet warm can actually help you sleep sounder and longer

Keep Discussion Pleasant – Try to avoid discussing topics like politics or finances that can raise your stress level in the last few hours before bedtime.

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