Brain Bulletin #74 - The #1 Summer Drink for Your Brain

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Is there such a thing as memory in a cup? It turns out that there is. 

The next time you are experiencing "brain fog" brew yourself a refreshing glass of iced green tea. It is a cognitive boosting brew and it's my #1 choice for a summer drink.

Neuroscientists aren't exactly sure why green tea is so good for your brain, but it may have something to do with the extra L-theanine. This compound seems to jump start the areas of your brain responsible for attention and memory. And who couldn't use more of these?

Make sure you brew your own, though. Commercial ice teas don't seem to  produce the same benefit. You get one brain, be kind to it.

Tea benefits you in many other wasy as well: An Astonishing Drink for Your Brain

Well, what are you waiting for?....start brewing and enjoy the rest of the summer.

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Well, I am really enjoying my summer. In addition to drinking ice tea...I am enjoying my family, giving presentations, and doing lots of research.

I will be doing five international speaking tours in the next 12 months: Switzerland twice, New Zealand, China, and Ireland. Please let me know if you would like me to speak to your organization.

The long summer evenings in Canada are great for reading. I started a new book called "Brain Bugs" by Dean Buonomano. How the brain's flaws shape our lives. I am really enjoying it.