8 Foods That Will Boost Your Brainpower

FOOD  |  January 31, 2017
  • 1. Tomatoes
    1 / 8 1. Tomatoes

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    These lusciously red fruits contain an important antioxidant that protects you from free radical cell damage that usually occurs in the development of dementia.

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  • 2. Eggs
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    Choline, a macronutrient is found in eggs that helps with brain development, nerve function and muscle movement. Even its cholesterol (which most people would frown upon) serves as a brain protective antioxidant.

     

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  • 3. Broccoli
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    A good kind of chemical exists in your average broccoli dish – known as sulfurophane, which helps in the control of free radical damage and detoxification in the body.

     

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  • 4. Dark Chocolate
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    According to The British Journal of Clinical Psychology, the antioxidant, polypenol, found in dark chocolate helps to boost brainpower, aiding in learning and memory functions.

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  • 5. Blueberries
    5 / 8 5. Blueberries

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    Expect no less of brain-protective antioxidants from this wonder fruit, blueberries prevent inflammation from occuring, which usually escalates into brain degenerative disorders.

     

     

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  • 6. Spinach
    6 / 8 6. Spinach

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    Along with vitamin K and lutein, your everyday dose of spinach packs a load of folate that helps in regulating the brain’s neurotransmitters, which send messages between brain cells. 

     

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  • 7. Walnuts
    7 / 8 7. Walnuts

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    More is definitely more when it comes to walnuts, they’re rich in a variety of nutrients including vitamin E, copper, fibre, more importantly omega-3 fats that are essential to brain function. 

     

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  • 8. Fatty Fish
    8 / 8 8. Fatty Fish

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    Omega-3 fats occur in fatty fish in the form of EPA and DHA, which are important especially since low DHA levels have been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. Good sources include salmon, mackerel, sardine and herring. 

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