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Do you like brain training?

Do you truly like your brain training? Or you simply sit there and struggle with every of its minute, waiting and praying for the end? Straightforward answer may makes a difference between successful, effective training and training without any good effect. In other words: if you don't like your brain training, whatever its like, you completely waste your time. It probably won't work. But how?

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Spicy brain: phytochemicals for brain power

Any food you take effects your body. We now know, that some sort of food is able to help brain and make it better. It is not the end of the story. There are a great amount of very different plants in nature and some of these plants produce interesting substances. Substances, which may effect and make brain, memory and attention better. What kind of plants has them?

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Bacteria for better brain?

If you are healthy, there are a great amount of small life forms living in your organism, known as bacteria. Some live on your skin but the greatest number of them is in you digestion system. In general there are about two kilograms of bacteria in every one person and about ten times more bacterial cells, than cells of body. The most commonly known bacteria frequently cause diseases, but some of them are somewhat helpful and we have some proofs now, that bacteria in addition effects our brain. May we use them for making brain better?

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How to boot up the brain training

As I let you see it earlier, computerized cognitive training is an important instrument for making brain better. However such training does not work all the time, but why? Now I have a look into ways for pushing up the brain training with computer, and make it as good as possible.

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Better brain training with meditation

Six hundred years before Christ, Gautama Buddha changed the old Indian attention and deep thought practice, known as meditation. He made the new meditation an important step on the Noble Eightfold Path, which leads to the mind enlightenment. Today we have a strong proofs, that regular meditation practice truly changes brain and let mind be more and more open.

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Non-pharmacological cognitive enhancement

We have more and more proofs, that some things can increase cognitive performance in human. For example You probably could increase intelligence by music learning or computerized cognitive training with N-back game. But You can increase memory, processing speed or mood, if You only know, how to. In 2012 group of researchers has written a review of non-pharmacological cognitive enhancements (Dresler et al., 2012). Here is a list of things, You can use, to sharpen your brain.

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Smart sleep

Human needs to sleep. Sleeping is a very important physiological process, which preserve brain health by optimizing cognitive performance and consolidating memory. During long, deep sleep the spinal fluid quite literally whisking away waste product from brain cells. It is mean, that when you wake up, your mind is fresh, clean and sharp. Too little sleep could badly impairs cognitive performance, and too much brings some other, negative health outcomes. Graphic below shows, how much sleep do you need every day to maintain health and brain sharpness.

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Caffeine as a safe nootropic

Do you like coffee? Or tea? I have some good news for you: the most recent and reliable research show clearly, that reasonable amount of daily caffeine has a big, positive impact on body health. But it is not the end of the coffee story. Caffeine could not only improve health, but also works as one of the safest nootropic, substance, which improve cognitive performance. Use your favourite beverage, coffee or tea, as a health component of the balanced diet.

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Brainfood: nutrition, diet and brain health

Every part of human body needs the great variety of nutrients for living and functioning. Some of nutrients seem to have a positive effect on brain and mind (Gómez-Pinilla, 2008). Balanced diet is an important part of the healthy lifestyle, and together with physical activity ensure, that your brain is working at the top speed.

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Healthy body, healthy mind

Brain is one of the most important and inherent part of the body. When you make your body healthy, your brain becomes healthy too. As I am going to show you, there is a way to make a big improvement to the brain training - by adding to your daily routine some physical exercise. What kind of exercises are best and how much?

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