You probably know the saying: ‘You are what you eat.’ In many cases, this appears to be true. Several studies have shown that certain foods can positively influence the brain. Some of the nutrients in these foods go right to our brain cells. Isn’t that interesting?!
Maybe it sounds too good to be true, but the right food can help us improve memory and even (to some degree) prevent dementia. Obviously, eating brain foods won’t suddenly turn you into a genius or a Nobel Prize winner, but adding certain foods to your diet will definitely help your brains to function better.
These healthy foods can “feed your brain”:
Full of memory-boosting nutrients and preventing the damage of your brain cells.
Nature’s own little anti-inflammatory pills!
Contains a group of chemicals that could protect the brain from the type of damage that triggers diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
It contains curcumin, which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Eggs contain of the most important nutrients for building better brains: choline.
They contain omega-3 fatty acids, which maintain brain function from early development throughout life.
These aphrodisiacs are rich in both iron and zinc, which keeps your brain on edge.
That’s no punishment! Eating flavonol-rich cocoa can improve blood vessel function, boosting circulation throughout the body and blood flow to the brain.
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Text: Danielle Meester