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3 drinks that can improve brain health and none of them are water!

Did you know a well hydrated brain can help you sleep better, sharpen your mind and improve concentration? Wow! If that doesn’t make you want to reach for your water bottle! But what if you’re not a fan of water? Good news, you have some other options which might work just as well.

Neuroscientist @kwilleumier shared with @mindbodygreen her top 3 hydration helpers that aren’t water.

Near the top: Green juice, the kind without all the sugar, meaning little to no fruit. Willeumier explains why this works well for our minds:

“Green juice is also packed with chlorophyll, the pigment that gives plants their green color, which helps detoxify and oxygenate the blood and lowers inflammation.”

She notes green juice isn’t a substitute for eating vegetables, but it’s great when it comes to staying hydrated.

Coconut water, is another one she recommends. My husband, Scooter, thinks it’s amazing and loves this one from @vitacoco Willeumier didn’t endorse a brand, but here’s why she likes this option:

“Think of coconut water as nature’s original sports drink. The beverage, found naturally inside the coconut fruit, contains electrolytes without the synthetic sugar, artificial colors, and other additives found in commercial sports drinks.”

The easiest, most affordable and abundant choice is also my favorite: tea. Here’s why Willeumier digs it, too:

“Tea also has amazing benefits for your brain. Drink green, black, and oolong tea, and you may be able to thwart cognitive decline by as much as 50%, according to recent research. Other studies have shown that green tea can lower anxiety, boost memory, hone attention, and improve overall brain function and connectivity.”

I love tea in general and was thrilled to learn it’s also good for my brain. Lately I’ve been drinking a lot of bamboo tea from @ykb_bambootea now I’ll be reaching for more!

How about you?

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