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February 8, 2012 • Brain Health

3 Superstar Foods for Brain Health

Of all organs of the body, the brain is perhaps the pickiest and most demanding when it comes to the foods and nutrients that suit it best.  To boost your focus and concentration, include the following foods in your life regularly:

  • Beans– canned, fresh, frozen, or dried, beans provide the brain a steady and robust stream of its preferred fuel, glucose along with a comprehensive package of brain-boosting nutrients including B vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Dark chocolate – this delectable treat provides just the right combination of sugar and caffeine to rev up your brain’s power in addition to those oh-so-potent antioxidant flavanoids that kick-up blood flow to the brain.  A prudent portion (1/2 oz to 1 oz) of high quality dark chocolate (60% or higher in cacao) is the perfect pick-me-up for your brain.
  • Wild Salmon – available fresh from early summer to late fall, usually available frozen, and always available canned, wild salmon is arguably the healthiest protein package you could feed your brain.  It’s exploding with the omega 3 fats that make up the majority of the solid structure of the brain along with a full complement of key brain nutrients, including magnesium, selenium, B vitamins, and vitamin D.


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