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5 Good Brain Foods To Add To Your Daily Diet

Updated on October 5, 2014

We all want to be health conscious individuals when it comes to our health. We want to eat right, exercise, and get proper amount of sleep. This is great and of course that what you should do and want to do for your body. How about your brain thought? Do you think of what food are good for your brain? Well, I'm here to give you 5 of my favorite brain foods.

Let's get started with this tasty treat : Blueberries

Besides being great in pies, on oatmeal, and in muffins blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress. Also it can reduce the effects of age related conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Diets rich with this helpful berry can also improve learning capacity and motor skills.

Who know that the blueberries could pack so much power! A great way to add these gems in your diet is using them in your morning smoothie, or my favorite in a nice salad with mild cheese such as Havarti.

Next on this list is my #1 go to fish: Salmon

We always here how you should eat this fish at least 2 to 3 times a week, its very true. Salmon is good for your over all body health and also for your brain. It contains omega-3 fatty acids which also have a anti-flammatory substances. Making this tasty fish a great add to your meals at dinner or lunch time to get those great omega fatty acids.

Some great recipes you could do with salmon is baking, grilling, or sauteing it. Use the leftovers to make a great salad with leafy lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and your favorite light dressing.

You'll go nuts for this next brain food!(literally): Its Nuts and Seeds

Other than being yummy, nuts and seed is a great source of vitamin E, fiber, and good fats. Nuts and seed offer key essential nutrients and can also prevent cognitive decline as you get older. Is that not amazing to know about eating these tasty treats can do so much for the brain?

Some great nuts and seeds you can add to your diet is almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, flexseeds, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds. These are great for a snack on the go or just to have something to eat at work to keep your energy. You can also use the seeds in salad or on there own.

Go Green!: Avocados

I have to say that avocados are very popular fruit that you can eat in salads or on by themselves. Rich in momounsaturated fat, avocados help contribute to healthy blood flow. So if you have healthy blood flow that means a healthier brain.

Add avocados to your everyday by putting in on sandwiches or dips such as guacamole. This super brain food is also a great green super food that is brain and body friendly.

Last But Certainly Not Least: Whole Grains

Whole grains reduce the the risk for heart disease and contain fiber, vitamin E, and some omega-3 (like salmon). Again this has properties that help with good blood flow which is important for brain and body health. Great whole grains include whole wheat breads, and brown rice. Most of us eat this everyday be it toast in the morning or brown rice with veggies for lunch or dinner.

All these mentioned foods are great brain food and easily added to everyday meals and snacks. So do yourself and your brain a favor by adding these tasty foods to your diet. Not just for your health, but for the health of your brain. Keep your mind strong and you'll body will thank you.


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