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10 Brain Foods to boost your Focus and Memory

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Deepak kumar Published:July 20, 2018
10 Brain Foods To Boost your Focus and Memory

In this article I am going be sharing with you 10 amazing brain boosting foods that can increase your mental performance and memory....

We literally are what we eat . The food we consume 100% affects how sharp and clear our thinking is on a day to day basis. > *"Are you know [2/3][1] of our brain is made of fat and our brains need fat to* > *produce brain cells".* Foods that are high in **omega-3 fats** that are rich in antioxidants vitamins and minerals . Anti-inflammatory not only protect us from brain related diseases they can actually help to increase cognitive ability . A quick and easy way to improve your mental power is by adding some or all of these foods in your regular diet . ## Walnuts ## Walnuts are chock full of good fats, **antioxidants** and vitamins such as vitamin E that help ward off Alzheimer's and can boost memory and focus . It may be just a coincidence that the shell of a walnut looks like a tiny brain. ![walnuts as brain food][2] They are loaded with omega-3 anti inflammatory fats that can help improve focus and concentration. Animal and test-tube studies found that the nutrients in walnuts, including **polyunsaturated fat**, **polyphenols and vitamin E**, may help reduce oxidative damage and inflammation in your brain. Consumption of walnuts make your brain more faster processing speed, more mental flexibility and better memory. ## lion's mane (mushroom) ## This edible mushroom native to China and Japan you can now find in your gourmet food store. It has been shown in several studies to greatly enhance cognitive function memory and recall and even help reduce anxiety and depression. ![lion's mane (mushroom) as brain food][3] Lion's mane can increase **nerve growth factor NGF** a protein that has neuroprotective and neuroenhancement qualities also NGF is essential for growth and survival of neurons It can help reduce inflammation in the brain therefore resulting in normal growth and brain performance Lion’s mane mushrooms contain compounds that stimulate the growth of brain cells and protect them from damage caused by Alzheimer’s disease. However, more human research is needed. ## Beets ## Beets are great for mental performance because they contain natural nitrates that increase blood flow to the brain and can lower blood pressure, fight cancer and increase athletic performance. They are rich in vitamin C fiber potassium manganese and folate. ![beets as brain food][4] Be sure also to eat the beet greens along with the beet because they contain more iron than spinach and actually have a higher nutritional value than the beetroot itself. ## Avocados ## ![avocados as brain food][5] Avocados contain healthy brain boosting monounsaturated fats they also contain potassium which is essential to mental function and nerve impulses vitamin K and folate which help protect against stroke as well as increased brain power . They also contain vitamin B and C which are essential vitamins for brain health. ## Wild blueberries ## Wild blueberries are referred to as brain berries because they're loaded with antioxidants and brain boosting properties . ![Wild blueberries as brain food][6] They are one of the highest antioxidant rich foods and contain gallic acid which helps protect our brains from active oxidative stress. A new study has shown that diets rich in blueberries significantly improve both the learning capacity and motor skills. ## Egg yolks ## Egg yolks contain high amount of B complex vitamin choline which is essential for brain health and can add in concentration and neuron health because it reduces inflammation. ![Egg yolks as brain food][7] Now choline also helps break down betaine which helps producing feel-good hormones just serotonin and dopamine . Egg yolks also provide essential mineral and brain enhancing nutrients zinc two large. Egg yolks provide about two hundred and thirty milligrams of choline which is about half the recommended daily amount and other foods that are rich in choline dark leafy greens and broccoli. ## Flax seeds ## ![Flax seeds as brain food][8] Flax seeds are another great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats which again are essential for brain development and function. Flax seeds contain a specific type of mega 3 called alpha Laennec acid that can enhance the cerebral cortex. The easiest way to include flax seed in your diet is by putting them in a super food smoothie or simply sprinkling them on a big green salad. ## Dark chocolate ## > *Dark chocolate 70% cacao or greater contains antioxidants called* > *flavonoids which can help improve blood flow to the brain and help* > **reduce inflammation**. ![Dark chocolate as brain food][9] Flavonoids have recently been linked with improved cognitive performance and of brain boosting properties. Cacao also contains theobromine which is alkaloid similar to caffeine which helps produce helps with focus and energy. ## Chia Seeds ## ![Chia Seeds as brain food][10] Chia seeds contain high amounts of antioxidants, and brain minerals such as **iron, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc**. They are also an excellent source of plant-based omega 3 essential fats which combat body and brain inflammation. Actually gram for gram chia seeds contain more omega-3's than wild salmon. ## Rosemary ## For centuries rosemary has been linked to improving memory. Science now confirms that rosemary actually in fact is amazing for our memories. ![Rosemary as brain food][11] > *"A recent study conducted found that smelling rosemary essential oil* > *enhanced memory function in the participants significantly".* A type of acid found in rosemary helps protect the brain from neuro degeneration by protecting it from free radicals. Rosemary also contains high levels of **antioxidants** and anti-inflammatory properties. [1]: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20329590 [2]: https://globalforumonline.com/media/health/walnuts.jpg [3]: https://globalforumonline.com/media/health/lions_mane_mushroom.jpg [4]: https://globalforumonline.com/media/health/beets.jpg [5]: https://globalforumonline.com/media/health/avocados.jpg [6]: https://globalforumonline.com/media/health/wild_blueberries.jpg [7]: https://globalforumonline.com/media/health/egg_yolks.jpg [8]: https://globalforumonline.com/media/health/flax_seeds.jpg [9]: https://globalforumonline.com/media/health/dark_chocolate.jpg [10]: https://globalforumonline.com/media/health/chai_seeds.jpg [11]: https://globalforumonline.com/media/health/Rosemary.jpg

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