Keep your brain sharp for life! We know that keeping our bood pressure in check can prevent heart disease. Well, new research shows that avoiding high blood pressure also slows the aging of brain cells. And steadying your blood pressure is easier than you might think. Eat citrus– adequate vitamin C cuts blood pressure as much as 12 points within 10 days, reveals a recent study suported in the journal Nutrition Research. Create calm with Earl Gray tea. This tea is made with bergamot, and its scent does the trick, say Stanford University scientists. Tame fluid retention with chicken thighs. Dark meat poultry contains 10 times more amino acid taurine and twice as much zinc as white meat. These compounds help flush excess fluids according to Michael Lam, M.D. Tickle your toes by walking barefoot. This stimulates acupressure points that dampen production of pressure-raising stress hormones.