Brain Foods: Add These Foods to Your Diet to Improve Brain Function

A concise list of some of the best foods to add to your diet to improve the health and fitness of your brain, enhance your brain functions.

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As with many other situations, there are good and bad foods for your brain. If you're trying to improve your brain health and fitness, then you must consider the importance of healthy eating and nutrition on brain functions.

Here's a short list of foods you should incorporate into your diet regularly to improve brain functions and improve brain fitness. Buy locally or organic.

Brain Foods

  • Apples

  • Avocados (and Avocado oil)

  • Bananas

  • Beef (grass-everything ONLY)

  • Berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries)

  • Broccoli

  • Cantaloupes

  • Cherries

  • Cocoa (only natural)

  • Dairy Products (grassfed, full-fat is better)

  • Dark chocolate (not sweetened with sugar)

  • Eggs (free-range, local are best)

  • Flaxseed, Flaxseed oil

  • Fish (especially salmon, trout, mackerel, herring)

  • Grapefruits

  • Grapes

  • Legumes

  • Nuts (walnuts, macadamia, pecans, almonds)

  • Olives (and Olive oil)

  • Oranges

  • Peppers (red and yellow especially)

  • Poultry (chicken and turkey)

  • Spinach

  • Tofu (and other non-GMO soy products)

  • Tomatoes

  • Water

  • Whole Wheats, Oats, Grains

  • Yams

Final Thoughts on Improving Brain Functions

If you can't work all these foods into your diet, consider some natural supplements, especially Omega-3, functional mushrooms, and a high-quality multivitamin.

Finally, avoid foods that contain MSG, hydrogenated fats and oils, trans fats, corn syrup, high-fructose sugar (and really all added sugars), artificial colors and flavorings, and artificial sweeteners (especially sucralose, aspartame and saccharin).

See also: Live Longer. Eat Healthier Daily. Best Foods for You, A-Z.

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