As we age, it’s said that we lose brain cells and brain power. If you eat well, and eat foods that boost your brain power, that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, many scientists are finding that you can improve your brain power by consuming foods that are high in some key nutrients.
Here are 38 foods to boost your brain power.
The following foods are rich in antioxidants, beta carotene and vitamin C which protect your brain cells from damage. Try to consume at least one serving of these foods each and every day.
3. Red Grapes
7. Goji Berries
16. Rainbow chard
17. Green, Red & Yellow Peppers
Folic acid helps prevent brain cell degeneration. No lost brain cells! The following foods are high in folic acid. Try to consume a serving of dark, leafy greens and/or legumes each day.
23. Black Beans
24. Romaine Lettuce
25. Black-Eyed Peas
26. Sunflower Seeds
Essential Fatty acids have long ago been removed from our foods to help lengthen the shelf life. However, essential fatty acids like EPA/DHA are essential for brain development and health.
They reduce inflammation and help cell regeneration. Fatty acids are common in whole grains and fish, you can find fatty acids in the following foods. Try to eat fish two to three times a week and seeds and nuts daily.
37. Chia seeds
38. Hemp seeds
Eating a healthy diet rich in whole grains, fish, seeds, leafy greens, fruits and veggies will likely provide you with all the brain powering nutrients you need. If you have difficulty consuming fish and whole grains consider taking a fish oil supplement so you do get the fatty acids your body needs.