Mar 18, 2010

The Top 10 Brain Foods


  1. Water - I know it's not food, but it is one of the most essential ingredients for proper barin function. Dehydration can reduce brain function (including memory) by up to 10% scientists have shown.
  2. Nuts - This is the all round food, filled with Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, folate, vitamin E, and vitamin B6 which can help the brain function and can actually act as antidepressants.
  3. Oysters - Loaded with zinc and iron which is great for focus and memory.
  4. Whole Grains - Very high in folate, which increases blood flow to the brain.
  5. Eggs - Loaded with vitamin B12, which fights brain shrinkage, and some claim can offset the early occurrence of Alzheimer's Disease.
  6. Curry - Filled with antioxidants from the ingredient curcumin, which helps fight brain aging.
  7. Chocolate - Cocoa has an antioxidant called flavonols, which increases blood flow to the brain. The better the flow, the easier nutrients are delivered, the better the brain function.
  8. Berries - These sweet treats contain antioxidants, fisetin, and flavenoid, when combined they can reduce brain aging, and increase memory retention.
  9. Leafy Green Veggies - They contain vitamin B6, B12, and folate which breakdown homocystein levels, helping increase memory retention.
  10. Fish - Chalk full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which can aid in the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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