Top Brain Foods to Keep you Going

As we go into a new decade, people are becoming increasingly concerned about brain health and staying sharp. With our jobs getting more competitive and challenging, we need as much brain power as we can get to stay clear minded and focused at all times.

Here’s a list of food and supplements you should be including in your diet to stay on top of your busy life:


This delicious little fruit has been associated with faster learning, sharper thinking, and improved memory retention. Other studies have documented the antioxidant power of blueberries to clear free radicals and reduce the harm of stress of the brain.


This water filled snack is so easy to incorporate into your diet and it is so good for you! Celery has a compound in it called luteolin which shows to calm brain inflammation that causes brain damage over time. Because of that, our brain can stay younger and fresher longer. Celery is one of the richest foods in luteolin…so get snacking! Use celery sticks to dip into hummus, savory yogurts, or just alone.


The spice Turmeric, contains curcumin, a chemical proven to boost memory, and has the ability to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, and stimulates the creation new brain cells. Studies suggest curcumin also clears out the brain gunk thought to be a cause of Alzheimer’s, and calm inflammation of brain and nerve cells.


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Omega-3 rich foods have proven to protect and boost our brain function and are great for heart health too by keeping arteries clear and blood circulation flowing. Salmon is a great source of this however it is best to not consume in daily due to its high mercury content. Walnuts are great for daily consumption as a snack, in smoothies, or in your salads and desserts. Walnuts also contain vitamin B6 which protects and maintains brain function.


Broccoli was probably always one of the top hated veggies growing up, but its’ time to rethink that…Researchers have found that choline, a nutrient found in broccoli and cauliflower, to have the potential to stimulate neural connections and growth of new brain cells. It has shown to maintain brain health by keeping you sharp and memory strong. Broccoli is also very high in vitamin K, which boosts cognitive function.

And Lastly, Let’s Not Forget Exercise!

 Yes, it’s not a food, but it is excellent for our brain. Studies have shown that regular exercise improves memory and keeps us sharp and helps fight age related cognitive decline. So, go on that walk, join your friend for that spinning class, or just put on a workout video on YouTube and get to it!

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