Foods That Will Help You Achieve MAXIMUM Brain Power!

by Gabriella Patel on March 19, 2015

Ever stop to think about what you wore just yesterday? Sometimes you just can’t seem to remember that person you met two days ago, or you want to go see a movie with that one actor that stars with that one actress? What was the name of that one song? And where are your car keys?

BlueberryIt can become frustrating. But fortunately, when it comes to boosting-brain power, there are some foods and nutrients that have an edge for keeping adults and kids sharp and fueled for the day. Make sure you’ve got your bases covered by eating some of these brain-boosting foods daily!

Leafy Green Salad with Cheese

This tasty food choice is packed with vitamin K, which has been has been shown to improve verbal episodic memory, which is your ability to absorb and remember verbal instructions. Leafy greens also deliver high doses of folate, which works in tandem with vitamin B12 to help improve cognitive function for older adults. Since greens don’t contain vitamin B12, add some cheese or eggs to a spinach or Romaine salad and you’re good to go.

Green Tea

A study found that subjects who drank green tea before a cognitive-functioning test performed significantly better than those who drank a placebo. Researchers who monitored the brain function of those undergoing testing say that the green tea improved brain plasticity—basically, it allowed their brains to learn faster.

Almond Butter

Swapping peanut butter for almond butter might better your chances of beating age-related memory loss. Almonds (like many nuts and seeds) contain high concentrations of vitamin E, which has been shown to help reduce the risk of cognitive impairment. And some studies indicate it can slow the decline caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Almond butter also contains three times more Vitamin E than peanut butter. For a snack, you can spread a teaspoon over celery, or mix a spoonful into morning oats.

Blueberries

The flavonoids in blueberries have been shown to improve spatial memory in rats. Their antioxidants help lessen inflammation, which can cause longer-term problems for the brain and its memory function, so sprinkle them over your oatmeal and stock up on frozen bags for smoothie making in the winter!

Salmon or Tuna

DHA, a type of omega-3 fatty acid found in fattier fish like salmon and tuna, can improve memory and the time it takes to recall a memory. DHA supplements were tested on a group of 176 adults who had low levels of omega-3s in their diets. Just 1.16 grams of DHA (about what you’d find in a 3 1/2 ounce serving of salmon) made a huge difference.

Cherry Tomatoes

Bright red and orange vegetables are top sources of a type of nutrient called carotenoids, which seem to improve cognition and memory over longer periods of time. One of the most powerful of these nutrients is lycopene, which is found in high doses in the skin of tomatoes. Lycopene also protects you from depression-causing inflammation, so working it into your daily diet can also boost your mood. Why cherry tomatoes, specifically? Because lycopene is concentrated in the skin, the little red buttons carry more per volume than their beefsteak brother.

Root vegetables

In a recent study, older subjects (70 years of age and older) were given a dose of beet juice, then hooked up to an MRI machine. It was discovered that the beet juice measurably improved blood flow to their brains. The culprit were nitrates, which are found in beets, carrots and other brightly colored root vegetables, as well as some greens, and converted into nitrite in the body.

Gabriella Patel

Gabriella Patel

Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
I grew up in a family who has a long history in natural supplements. I've always found such a greater level of health and well being because of the choices I've made to seek natural and organic products. I've taken a lot of my knowledge now to be able to help others make the right decisions to achieve a higher level of wellness. From what I've seen most of where the problems come from is what we put in our bodies, and what we're not. I hope to shed some light on many issues we all face. Subscribe to my work Gabriella's favorite product is Detox Diet 1234
Gabriella Patel

Latest posts by Gabriella Patel (see all)

Shares 0

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: