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Six Tastes of life

The six tastes of life include: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent. While you’re probably most familiar with sweet, sour and bitter tastes, astringent is harder to identify.

🔥Foods with an astringent taste “have drying and cooling qualities,” according to Healthline. Some of these include parsley, beans, turmeric and vanilla.

✅Here are some nutritious foods with each of the six tastes:

Strawberries (sweet)

Lemons (sour)

Almonds (salty)

Cranberries (bitter)

Onions (pungent)

Broccoli (astringent)

🔥To make my grocery list easy to remember, I created the acronym ✅BRAIN FOODS:

B: Berries and beans

R: Rainbow colors of fruits and vegetables

A: Antioxidants

I: Include lean proteins and plant-based proteins

N: Nuts

F: Fiber-rich foods and fermented foods

O: Oils

O: Omega-rich foods

D: Dairy Plant Based

S: Spices #lean

🔥6 exercises to help reduce the risk of dementia

Here are some exercises to consider adding to your routine, according to Jonhenry and Silky Singh Pahlajani, a clinical professor of behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine.

✅Walking or power walking

Riding a bicycle or exercise bike



Cardio machines like the elliptical

Renée Onque is a health and wellness reporter at CNBC Make It. Previously, she covered health and science at the Wall Street Journal and interned for, covering nutrition, fitness and health. She is a graduate of Lincoln University of PA and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

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