Blueberries - Besides being very tasty, blueberries have been found to protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's or dementia. Blueberries may also significantly improve the learning capacity.
Wild Salmon - Salmon are rich in are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids. Omega 3's also contain anti-inflammatory qualities.
Nut & Seeds - Both are good sources of vitamin E. Higher levels of vitamin E correspond with less cognitive decline as we age. Walnuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and non-hydrogenated nut butters are also great sources.
Avocados - Avocados are a fatty fruit which contribute to healthy blood flow. Which is critical to a healthy brain. Avocados also aid in lowering blood pressure, high blood pressure is a risk factor in cognitive decline as we age. Lower blood pressure will promote brain health.
Beans - Beans help stabilize blood sugar (glucose) levels. The brain relies on glucose for fuel.
Pomegranate Juice - Pomegranates possess powerful anti-oxidant benefits, which will protect the brain from the damage of free radicals. The brain is the most sensitive organ in the body to free radicals.
Whole Grains - Whole grains helps promote healthy blood flow, and help reduce the risk of heart disease. Brian health is heavily dependent on healthy blood flow.
Green Tea - Freshly brewed green tea can boost brain power by enhancing, memory, focus, and mood. It also contains high level antioxidants which promotes healthy blood flow.
Dark Chocolate - Dark chocolate contains powerful antioxidant properties, as well as the stimulant caffeine which enhances focus and concentration. It will also help stimulate the production of endorphin's which hell improve mood.
The brain is often the forgotten or not thought of organ when we eat and exercise for good health. Aside from eating for brain health it is important to keep it working through reading and and always learning new things, and staying active and not sedate.
1/13/15 - Peter Burke