Brain Food

Brain Food

by Brianna Amenta

If you’re anything like me, you’re stressing out about your upcoming tests during midterm week, but don’t worry. Here are some of the most scientifically proven and effective foods for memory and overall brain health.

The top five foods for brain power:

  1. Leafy Greens – these greens are high In vitamin E and folate. These vitamins help protect the cell membrane of your brain, increasing overall productivity.
  1. Fish– oily fish are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are building blocks to your brain’s function.
  1. Beans – they are rich in fiber, B vitamins, and omega fatty acids. High fiber is important because it keeps you fuller longer which, in the long run, will help increase your focus.
  1. Nuts – these foods are high in protein and omega fatty acids. Protein is the second most important thing for your body next to water. It is hard to function without protein in your diet.

5. Avocados – Similar to leafy greens, avocados are high in Vitamin E and omega 3 fatty acids. Vitamin E may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and other degenerative cognitive diseases.

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Top 5 drinks for brain power:

  1. Green Tea – this drink for years has been a staple in several cultures’ diets and every day routines. “There’s also evidence that green tea improves memory and attention. Experts can’t point to one component that makes these tea leaves so brain healthy. It’s likely the blend of healthy plant chemicals it contains.”
  1. Berry Drinks – for example, smoothies or fruit juice. These drinks are high in antioxidants which are very important for brain function.
  1. Kombucha– you may be skeptical about this drink but it helps with everything from high blood pressure to diabetes to cancer.
  2. Lemon Water– it’s easy to make and even more beneficial. The lemons contain nutrients that protect your cells from damage, and you can never be too hydrated.
  3. Turmeric Tea – while this tea is less common compared to green tea, turmeric has been a part of Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries. It has anti inflammatory properties useful for digestion, and it helps your skin and joints

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