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Brain Foods You Should Always Have In Your Kitchen

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This is a writeup of a recent article in Nutritious Life entitled “5 brain food eats to always have in your kitchen”.

You will notice what NUTRITIOUS LIFE considers important by the headings on their website, which you might enjoy perusing:
Eat Empowered
Sleep Deep
Drink Up
Nurture Yourself
Live Consciously
Sweat Often
Love More
Stress Less

 

Here are the topics that I want to cover today:
Eat empowered.  Develop healthy eating habits. 

Are you eating brain food?
Eating brain food is a super smart move.   Did you know that there are certain foods that will actually improve your brain health?

Are you just not as sharp as you’d like to be?   Are words failing to find their way into your mouth?  Do you struggle with minor lapses in memory that drive you batty?

Maybe you need to feed your brain, like you feed the rest of your body, with a little extra love and care. Put these brain foods on your fork, in your hand, and in your mug, and you may even remember the name of the block that your best friend lived on when you were 7.   Or even just where you left your keys 5 minutes ago.

 

Here Are 5 Brain Foods You Need To Always Have in Your Kitchen

Blueberries
Did you know that blueberries can help delay memory loss?  Research studies have shown that blueberries improve focus and increase memory recall.   Eat them fresh, make a tea, add them to quinoa.  You can even use them dried or frozen in your yogurt, oatmeal or smoothie.

Tomatoes
Did you know that the same lycopene that is good for prostate health is also fabulous for preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s?   Eat tomatoes in any form, but know that lycopene is most concentrated in tomato based sauces and paste.   Try chopping them up with feta.  Or, for a more concentrated punch, try a zesty tomato soup.

Pumpkin seeds
Did you know that pumpkin seeds are full of zinc, which plays an important role in cognition and memory?   These beauties are perfect on top of a salad, sprinkled into yogurt, simply toasted, or mixed into your favorite trail mix.

Fatty fish
Salmon, trout, herring and sardines.   Did you know that these fish are high in omega-3s DHA and EPA, which are important in brain health, joint functioning and overall wellbeing?   Try them baked or broiled, in a wrap, or even for breakfast.

Coffee
Did you know that the caffeine in coffee (or tea) is linked to brain boosting effect?  Coffee is loaded with antioxidants.   Enjoy it in moderation (1 to 2 cups per day) to help you focus on important tasks.   Sprinkle on cinnamon,   add some pumpkin pie spice or a shot of vanilla for added flavor.

Hope you have enjoyed this writeup.   Hopefully this brain boosting bit of information will inspire you to fuel your noggin. Give it a try and let us know how many fewer times you misplaced your sunglasses this week!  Leave us a comment.

 

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Comments (4) on "Brain Foods You Should Always Have In Your Kitchen"

  1. This article is filled with interesting information, I’m a food lover and have always had interest in foods that will improve my overall well being. The importance and potency of the foods you show here can not be over emphasized, this are not just brain foods, they are super foods. Thank you for taking your time to write this important article.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Peter.  Glad you enjoyed my blog.  Yes, those are really super foods, and the fact that they are also good for the brain makes them double winners!  

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