Scientists used to think that you were born with all the neurons you’d ever have.

Then in 1998, researchers discovered the birth of new neurons in individuals who were near death, turns out your brain, no matter how old or young, can generate new neurons.

One key to brain growth? Diet. What you eat helps generate healthy neurons with bushels of dendrites (nerve receptors), it also keeps nerve endings firing and allows you to maintain brain flexibility.

Below, are spices you can put in our food in order to spice up our mental health.