Use your brain

A few ways to take care of one’s brain: Wear a helmet when biking to protect it, learn a new language to create new neural pathways to exercise it and eat omega-3 fatty acids to help it function. A common source for these essential fatty acids is often fish, which, to clear up any confusion—because shockingly, there is still some—is an animal, has a face and is absolutely not vegetarian. But you can take your pick of plant-based sources including flaxseeds or flaxseed oil—which has more omega-3s than fish oil for a 200-calorie serving—hemp seeds or oil, and chia seeds. Grape leaves, broccoli and alfalfa sprouts all have decent doses of fatty-acid goodness to offer, too.