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Brooke Alpert

Brooke Alpert is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and author. She is the founder of B Nutritious and works with clients to meet their nutritional goals while working within their lifestyle.

According to Alpert, we need a healthy dose of:

1. Magnesium. A stressful day can affect how you sleep. If work is on your mind at night, take a magnesium supplement. This safe mineral helps your body relax and sets the mood for a peaceful sleep. "Be sure to choose a supplement brand you can trust for potency and consistency," says Alpert. "I like Nature's Origin, which is free of preservative-free and gluten-free."

2. Vitamin D. "Too much work and no outside play is unhealthy for your brain, body and spirit," she adds. One key nutrient you're certainly missing out on is vitamin D. Make sure to take your daily dose to keep you healthy, even when you’re stuck indoors.

3. Vitamin E. Snack on almonds. Not only will these protein and fiber filled little nuggets keep you going and your energy levels up, but the vitamin E they contain will boost cognitive functioning, making them a great brain stimulator.

Tanya Benedicto Klich is a data and lists editor at

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