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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

Circuit training #training #power #like #medicine #help

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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