Five Best Foods To Eat To Make Your Brain Sharper

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einstein statue Five Best Foods To Eat To Make Your Brain Sharper Want to make your brain sharper?  Eat the right foods and you too can be an Einstein!

When it comes to your brain, the old saying, “You are what you eat”, still holds true.  We can greatly improve our mental ability by learning the best foods to eat.

Eating the best brain foods will improve our concentration, sharpen our memory and help reduce the impact of age-related diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Keep your mind sharp with the 5 best foods to eat

The great news is that the best foods to eat to make your brain sharper are simple, readily available and yummy!

Here are the best foods to eat for your brain:

1.  Blueberries

Are blueberries a super food or what?  They were also included in The Eight Best Foods To Eat Every Day!  Just one cup of these tiny berries a day packs a wallop in terms of nutrition for the brain.  Studies have shown that they help protect the brain from the negative chemical effects of stress that may assist in reducing the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Doctors also believe blueberries can improve both learning capacity and motor skills!  So, go ahead and toss a handful of blueberries into your yogurt or cereal each morning.

2.  Almonds

Almonds have been shown to be another potent brain food.  Just an ounce a day of almonds provides you with a healthy treat that your brain will thank you for.  Almonds have been shown to contain many nutrients that improve brain function keeping you sharper and more alert.  Scientists also believe that a diet rich in almonds may have a positive effect on memory function.

3.  Wild Salmon

Fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon are terrific treats for the brain!  Salmon has been shown to reduce inflammation in the brain, improve moods and contribute to overall healthy brain function.  Numerous studies have shown that eating about 4 ounces of wild salmon 2 to 3 times per week significantly reduces the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s!  Wild salmon is preferred due to its lowest traces of environmental toxins.

4.  Green Tea

Okay, I’ll admit you usually drink tea instead of eating it.  However, the benefits of green tea to the brain are too great to leave it off the list on a technicality.  Drinking two cups of green tea a day is tied to the lowest risk for cognitive impairment in older adults.  It can also protect you against Parkinson’s and other brain disorders.  Studies have shown that green tea boosts dopamine levels which is critical for positive mood states and smooth muscle function.

5.  Dark Chocolate

I saved the best for last!  I’m a chocolate fanatic so this one really excites me.  A half ounce to one ounce of dark chocolate a day will give you the maximum benefit.  The small amount of caffeine in dark chocolate will help your concentration and focus.  It is a great mid-morning pick-me-up!  In addition, dark chocolate stimulates the production of endorphins in the brain which improves mood.  It also contains powerful antioxidants which aids blood flow critical to peak brain performance.  I love it!

Five simple, tasty foods that will make your brain sharper

These truly are the best foods to eat to improve brain function and to protect against many of the mental ailments that come with aging.  Include these five super brain foods in your diet and you’ll be doing yourself a huge favor.  It is easy and it will pay off big rewards!

Note: I am not a doctor or healthcare professional. I am simply passing along what I’ve read from credible sources. You should consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet or exercise regimen!

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40 thoughts on “Five Best Foods To Eat To Make Your Brain Sharper

  1. Hiya

    Useful post and your other articles are informative too.
    I enjoy almonds – fresh as well as in marzipan – and dark chocolate. Walnuts and brazils are another favourite. I’ll buy some green tea and find how good it is.
    My best brain ‘sharpener’ is a smoothie consisting of kiwi fruit, oranges, banana, linseed, pumpkin seed and oats. Just add water and blend! Tastes ok, feels absolutely wonderful, my body shouts ‘Yes!’

    thanks
    Jens

    Read Jens Upton´s latest article – Instant Relaxation Videos

  2. Hiya

    Useful post and your other articles are informative too.
    I enjoy almonds – fresh as well as in marzipan – and dark chocolate. Walnuts and brazils are another favourite. I’ll buy some green tea and find how good it is.
    My best brain ‘sharpener’ is a smoothie consisting of kiwi fruit, oranges, banana, linseed, pumpkin seed and oats. Just add water and blend! Tastes ok, feels absolutely wonderful, my body shouts ‘Yes!’

    thanks
    Jens

    Read Jens Upton´s latest article – Instant Relaxation Videos
    Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.

  3. Hey Jeff,

    I enjoy all of these and it’s a good thing because my brain needs all the help it can get. The reminder that “A half ounce to one ounce of dark chocolate a day will give you the maximum benefit” is helpful. When we limit our intake of such treats, not only do we savor them more, but we also avoid the negative side effects of over indulgence.

    Read Jonathan – Advanced Life Skills´s latest article – Do You Have Glory Day Syndrome?

  4. This is a great list. I love all of these foods and they can easily be incorporated into anybody’s diet. For example, blueberries can be added to some homemade pancakes or waffles. Almonds can be snacked on or you could put some almond butter on some whole wheat toast. Salmon is great by itself but also is good in a wrap or on a salad. And the green tea and the chocolate are a great compliment to any meal in my opinion!

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  8. I quit drinking tea and coffee for many years. It’s only recently that I’ve started to drink Tava Tea, a blend of organic sencha (green tea), Wuyi Cliff Oolong and Puerh teas. This blend of tea is rich in antioxidants that promote health healing. I feel more energised (no more afternoon slump) and have reduced cravings.

    I consume all the foods in the list except blueberries as they are hard to find in my country.
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  9. I suffered a CVA stroke 2 years ago and have a clot in my right brain (so the stroke is on the left side) I have poor left focus , this is the result of my brain.
    Will eating these foods or any other theraphy help strengthen my focus or bring it back to normal
    thanx for the interesting website.
    Regards
    and God Bless
    Jay Naidoo
    Durban South Africa

    • Jay, I’m not a doctor and I can’t really say whether they would help in your situation or not. I’d recommend consulting a physician. Thanks for visiting my site!

  10. Hey thank u so much for these information.i am going to start eat healthy food for improv my brain memory n concerntration. which i am loosing at 30′s.hope i will do betr with advice. thnk u.

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  12. excellent. i really like the foods which are good for our brain. and i share my ideas with my friends also. they also felt happy. Thanks for your suggestion. I am going to start to eat healthy food to improve my brain and as a dietician i suggest to my clients also.

  13. That’s a great side if someone suffering these type of problems so it’s really useful for them. I’m also going to applied all these activities in my life. It’s fantastic side best of luck.

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