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3 Foods That Are Great For Your Brain!

Updated on March 20, 2013

Blueberries

Blueberries have a great reputation as a memory-protecting food. Studies suggest that they are like a fountain of youth for the brain. Blueberries are rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds such as cyanin that help protect against diseases like Parkinson's and Alheimer's. The pigment that gives blueberries their dark color is a powerful antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress that can damage brain cells over time. Blueberries also help brain neurons communicate better improving memory, motor coordination, and mood.

Walnuts

Various studies have supported the idea that walnuts may improve memory, learning, and motor coordination. Like blueberries, walnuts are high in antioxidants which help prevent brain cell damage from free radicals in our bodies. Also, walnuts contain a high amount of omega-3 (in fact, the highest of any nut) which help protect the brain in a number of ways and prevent it from deteriorating as you age.

Carrots

Most people know that carrots are good for the eyes, but did you know that they are good for the brain too? Carrots are rich in the compound luteolin which may reduce age related memory loss. Luteolin helps reduce inflammation in the brain resulting in better brain function by stopping the release of inflammatory molecules as well fighting toxins that kill brain neurons.

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      Ana Gajic 4 years ago from World of Words

      It is nice to know which foods are good for our brain:) Luckily, I absolutely love carrots:) Great hub:)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Interesting, I did not know carrots were brain food. Thank you...