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The Best Brain Foods


Do your brain a favor and feed it foods packed with nutrients to keep it healthy and fit. Decrease your chance of disease while improving your mood, thinking, and mental skills with these brain-boosting super foods. Source: WebMD

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Colorful Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are a no-brainer brain food. The more colorful the produce, the better it is for your body. Here are some vegetable super foods and how they are great for your noggin:

  • Spinach improves learning capacity and motor skills while slowing down age-related brain function.
  • Eggplant skin contains a nutrient called nasunin, which improves focus.
  • Red cabbage contains the antioxidant polyphenol, which can reduce brain cell damage, and is helpful in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Broccoli is a great source of vitamin K, which helps enhance cognitive function.
  • Tomatoes contain the antioxidant lycopene, which helps protect against free-radical damage to cells.
  • Avocadoes contain mono-unsaturated fat, a good fat that contributes to healthy blood flow.

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August 29, 2014

Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.

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