Food for Thought: 4 Foods That Help with Brain Function
We have all heard the phrase, “you are what you eat” — but sometimes we forget how much our diet really does impact our body and mind. Are there foods we already love that can help with our brain function? Turns out, the answer is yes! Here are a few of our favorites:
Be sure to eat the yolks! Eggs are high in a nutrient called choline, which has been shown to optimize communication between brain cells.
Citrus and citrus juices are full of flavanone, which research shows can improve blood flow to the brain! Research indicates that people who eat citrus ever day are 23% less likely to develop dementia.
Too many brain benefits to list! As everyone knows, fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are proven to help increase our brains gray matter volume (which helps with memory processing) and may also help with declining memory as we age.
This treat is fully of antioxidants that can fight inflammation and improve cell signaling in our brains. You want to look for quality dark chocolates with high cocoa contents (that’s where most of the nutrients are derived from) plus its delicious!
The foods we eat play such an important role in our brain health. Overall, being more mindful of what we eat in a day can make a big difference! By simply replacing certain foods in our daily meals, we can help deliver some memory boosting goodness directly to our brains.