Have a big exam coming up and need to maximize your brain absorption rate? Or do you keep forgetting where you left your phone, keys, etc.? Same. Mama always said I would lose my head if it wasn’t attached to my body. However, I have a possible solution: let food be your medicine! There are several foods that have been proven to boost brain power and increase your memory. Try adding these superfoods into your diet!
Some people call these little guys “brainberries”. Blueberries protect your brain from oxidative stressors. They also ward off diseases such a Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Studies have shown that blueberry rich diets improve learning capacity and motor skills. Try them on top of yogurt, in pancakes, or in oatmeal!
2. Wild Salmon
Fishies such as salmon and herring are rich in omega 3s – the fatty acids that are essential for brain function. The omega 3s provide anti-inflammatory benefits as well. Pair it with a bagel with schmear and call it a meal!
This green friend contains monounsaturated fats that contribute to healthy blood flow. Healthy blood flow = healthy brain function! Bring on the guac!
4. Whole Grains
Foods that contain whole grains promote cardiovascular health. This causes healthy blood flow to the brain. Try eating oatmeal in the morning, serving up a sandwich on whole grain bread, and steam some brown rice!
5. Dark Chocolate
Yup! You heard right. Dark chocolate makes you smarter! Well, kinda. The antioxidants in dark chocolate enhance focus and concentration. As if you need another excuse to eat it.
6. Coconut Oil
One of the most versatile substances on earth, coconut oil is anti-inflammatory. It also reduces memory loss associated with age. Try it as a substitute for olive oil or vegetable oil.
Via GUADS staff member Angelina with contributions from WebMd