4 Brain Foods to Make You Smarter!

As far as I’m concerned, I don’t have too many brain cells to spare. The good news is that there are some foods that actually help boost the brain’s performance and preserve every last one of those much-needed cells. Here are 4 of the best brain foods that you can eat:

  1. Blueberries. Studies have demonstrated that blueberries help improve short term memory and even reverse age-related brain decline. They also contain high levels of antioxidants which help prevent cancer. Fresh or frozen, find creative ways to incorporate blueberries into your diet. Alternatively, try drinking unsweetened blueberry juice. Note: Cooked blueberries have lower levels of antioxidants.
  2. Almonds. Foods like almonds, fortified cereals, wheat germ, peanuts, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds are all rich in vitamin E. Vitamin E has been shown to prevent brain damage and guard against dementia-related diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
  3. Salmon. Cold water fish like salmon, herring, mackerel, halibut, tuna and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids aid in memory and overall brain performance. Not a fan of fish? Opt for flaxseeds, soybeans, pumpkin seeds or walnuts.
  4. Red Apples. A recent study has demonstrated that the chemicals in red apples help stave off degenerative brain disorders – and help reduce the risk for some cancers. The chemicals are found in the skin – so don’t peel your apples! Red Delicious and Northern Spy apples are particularly rich in the chemicals.

Not surprisingly, these foods are healthy in general; Kentucky Friend Chicken isn’t anywhere to be seen on the list – so consider this yet another reason to stick to a relatively healthy diet. Some of the best nutrition advice I’ve ever received is eat like a cavemen – and it’s a philosophy very much supported by these findings.

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  1. Brendon Clarke-Pepper says:

    Just thought I’d mention on the omega 3 thing that hemp seed (and hemp seed oil) and chia seed (and chia seed oil) have the perfect 3:1 balance of omega 6 to 3 (the same as the human body) and as such are the ideal plant source for us non-animal eating people.

  2. well that explains it, i gobble blueberries all the time every day, another effect it has is to give you blue lipstick and blue teeth, i always pretend im an alien monster… LOL oh the fun things that keep me entertained haha.

  3. WOW! you bring Knowledgment (wissenschaft) to this site to0.. more than just nice body!…you are a 7 in the lotery!;-*

  4. I love Kentucky “Friend” Chicken

  5. How about chocolate!? I see that food contains caffeine which helps to stimulate brain cells. This makes an individual to become active. It also contains other brain boosting compounds that will give you positive results