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by learningdiscoveries on March 25, 2014

Blueberries

Serving a wide range of functions for improving mental function, blueberries are rich in antioxidants, helping to prevent free radical damage. Research has found that blueberries can reverse age related declines in motor function, balance, and coordination.

Salmon

Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon helps your brain develop tissue for increasing your brain power and is key in fighting Alzheimer’s and other age-related cognitive disorders.

Flax seeds

Full of healthy fats that aid the cerebral cortex in functioning better.

Coffee

Regular (not excessive) coffee drinking has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other mental disorders.

Mixed nuts

Almonds, macadamias, pine nuts, walnuts, pecans and other nuts will help with a range of brain functions from reducing insomnia to promoting mental clarity and strong memory.

Avocados

Healthy fat in avocados promote blood flow, keeping your mind focused and functioning.

Eggs

Egg yolks are rich in choline, an essential nutrient to improving memory function.

Whole grains

Quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth and other whole grains are excellent brain foods to improve circulation and contain essential vitamins and minerals.

Chocolate

Chocolate in moderation is a brain food. Dark chocolate is antioxidant-rich, and improves focus and concentration. Milk chocolate improves memory and reaction time.

Broccoli

Shown to improve memory function as well as slow the aging process.

Tumeric

Tumeric contains curcumin which can boost memory, slow Alzheimer’s and stimulate the growth of new brain cells.

Green tea

Green tea, a potent antioxidant, can boost brain function, enhancing memory, focus and mood.

Garlic

The inflammation-reducing properties in garlic protects against loss of brain function, increases memory and cognitive functions.

Ginger

Ginger contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds boosting the immune system, cognitive and memory functions.

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