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Feed Your Head

Your diet affects every­thing going on in your body. It affects how you feel. It affects how well you move around. It even affects how well your brain works. There­fore, it stands to rea­son that if you eat the right things, your brain will func­tion more effi­ciently. Here are a few foods that go right to your head:

  • Berries – Can slow decline in mem­ory and focus.
  • Fatty fish – Con­tain omega-3 fatty acids which lower the risk of demen­tia and aids improved focus and memory.
  • Spinach – Rich in lutein, which is thought to pre­vent cog­ni­tive decline.
  • Dark choco­late – Caf­feine helps improve men­tal acuity.
  • Cof­fee – See “dark chocolate”.
  • Water – Keeps the brain hydrated and pre­vents it from swelling.
  • Olives and olive oil – Con­tains healthy fats that may help slow aging.
  • Gar­lic – May help stave off brain cancer.
  • Beets – Con­tain nitrates which improve blood flow to the brain.
  • Nuts – Full of nutri­ents that improve mem­ory, learn­ing and motor skill coordination.
  • Beans – Pro­vide glu­cose to the brain.
  • Broc­coli – Improves mem­ory func­tion and slows the aging process.
  • Apples – Con­tain an antiox­i­dant chem­i­cal that pro­tects brain cells.
  • Cin­na­mon – May inac­ti­vate tau pro­teins, which kill brain cells
  • Wheat germ – Con­tains choline, needed for the pro­duc­tion of a neu­ro­trans­mit­ter which boosts memory.
  • Flax seeds – Crammed with healthy fats that help the cere­bral cor­tex in functioning.
  • Fill your diet with these healthy foods and you’ll keep your mem­ory as strong as a steel trap and your mind as sharp as a tack.

 

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