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The Effect of Diet on Mental Energy

Marketers like to claim that a variety of foods, beverages, and dietary supplements increase mental energy. So which ones actually work?

According to a new review, the strongest evidence (other than that for caffeine) suggests that Ginkgo biloba has an effect on certain aspects of mood and attention, and also that there are associations between omega-3 fats and reduced risk of age-related cognitive decline.

Newswise reports:

"Until recently, mental energy has been only loosely defined and methods to assess it were not clearly described ... For most ingredients and dietary factors fewer than 5 scientific studies address mental energy."

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