Top 10 Brain Foods:
Avocados: These healthy fats enhance blood flow to the brain. Healthy blood flow equals a healthy brain.
Blueberries: An antioxidant rich food known to help protect the brain from oxidative stress and increase communication between brain cells.
Broccoli: The vitamin K in broccoli is known to improve brain chemistry and increase brainpower.
Blackcurrants: Vitamin C has the power to increase mental agility. One of the best sources of this vitamin are blackcurrants.
Lentils: Lentils provide the body with the sugar glucose, which is vital for brain energy.
Nuts and Seeds: Nuts and seeds are packed with protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins and minerals, which can boost mood and keep your nervous system happy.
Omega-3 Rich Foods: Wild salmon, flaxseeds, trout, mackerel, chia seeds, sardines and walnuts are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids which are crucial for maintaining and developing the nervous system.
Tomatoes: The lycopene in tomatoes is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect against free radical damage to brain cells.
Whole Grains: Whole grains, such as oats, quinoa and brown rice improve blood circulation and provide the brain with a steady supply of glucose, which enhances cognitive performance.
Eggs: Eggs are high in nutrients including choline, omega-3’s, zinc, and lutein, which will help develop and promote concentration.
Bonus –Water: Ok, not a food, but dehydration from too little water in the diet can lead to shrinkage of brain tissue. Not surprising since 85% of brain weight is water!