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Often associated with diabetes, insulin could play an important role in learning and memory.

A new study from Harvard University has found that insulin is not only central to regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body but could also play an important role for memory and learning.

The researchers showed that insulin could play an important role in neural functions and associated mental health disorders such as dementia and depression.

This study is another interesting link between nutrition and brain health.

Chewing gum might boost your brain.

A new research from Cardiff University has shown that chewing gum might actually improve attention, reduce response time and improve blood flow to the brain.

The explanation provided by the researchers is that chewing gum leads to production of higher levels of insulin which in turn stimulates areas of the brain and improve cognitive performance.

Still, I am one of those who think that this should not be an excuse to chew your gum everywhere and all the time…