Brain Foods

Published September 14th, 2018


It’s elementary: certain vitamins and minerals in what you eat may boost your brain power. Now that’s food for thought!

 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fatty fish like salmon and tuna are particularly rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help with cognitive functioning. You can chalk up omega-3s from plants too, such as chia seeds.


Dark-Green Veggies

Worth remembering: Dark leafy veggies like kale, spinach, mustard and turnip greens, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli contain significant amounts of K and B vitamins, which can help with memory. These foods can also help with brain development and health for pregnant women.


Blueberries

Each little blue sphere is stuffed with antioxidants that may help learning and memory. They also work against brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders. And another high note: they may impact heart health, too!


Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that help fuel the brain and have been linked with improved cognitive function. Get a brain boost with Fresh Thyme Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Fresh Thyme Liquid Coconut Oil, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, and Unsweetened Coconut Milk.


Eggs

Foods high in protein—the body’s building blocks—as well as vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid may help memory and learning, and fend off cognitive impairment. An excellent source is the egg.


Avocados

This nutrient-powerhouse fruit supports the chemicals that enhance memory and learning, as well as brain focus. And as a monounsaturated fat, it helps with blood flow, which is good for the brain.


Nuts

In a nutshell, all nuts (and seeds) are packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals that can help with brain health and functioning. But if you’re going to squirrel away one, make it a walnut. It has a unique antioxidant that can help slow brain aging.


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