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Smoking, Memory Loss, and Aging Your Brain

According to Dr. Eric Braverman, author of Younger Brain, Sharper Mind, we unknowingly effect our brain speed and impair our memory recall circuits.  “A 2004 study in the Journal Neurology showed that over a 5-year period, memory decline for smokers was five times worse than that of nonsmokers…Nicotine is an effective stimulant that can improve thinking temporarily, but in the long run it destroys acetylcholine and your ability to remember.” (62)  Habits and addictions are difficult to break, so why not help yourself by choosing foods rich in acetylcholine to help balance this cycle?  Eggs, meats, and dairy are a few of the foods you could add to your diet.

Acetylcholine-rich foods

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