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The 13 Best Foods for Boosting Brain Function

These days we all have a lot on our minds, so wouldn’t it be great if we could take something to give our brains a boost. Mother Nature thought of that and has made provision for us in many common foods. Now, while they probably won’t give us the massive supercharge of focus like the clear pills that Bradley Cooper popped in the movie, Limitless, but a little help here and there is still help. Here are the 13 best foods for boosting brain function.

Walnuts

People who ate a small handful every day improved their working memory by 19 percent, according to a Spanish study. Polyphenols in walnuts are thought to reduce improve communication between neurons.

Coffee

A recent British study found that 20 to 30 milligrams of caffeine can boost brainpower—that’s less than a cup of coffee.

Fish

They’re packed with omega-3s—and people with the lowest levels of omega-3 fatty acid in their blood cells had smaller brains compared to those with high levels, according to a recent study in Neurology.

Spinach

Filled with magnesium, these greens can help dilate blood vessels, boosting blood flow throughout the body and brain, according to Japanese researchers.

Olive Oil

Fatty acids and polyphenols help to reduce inflammation in your joints and cells.

Flaxseed

They may be small, but they’re big in terms of protein and fiber. Add them to yogurt or cereal to give your brain a boost.
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  1. Donald Shaw says:

    What about nootropics? I've been using Alpha Brain by Onnit Labs and it definitely has helped increase my ability to concentrate and has elevated my mood in general. Best way to describe it is that it has a subtle yet remarkable effect in improving brain function overall. "10less" will get you a discount on any Alpha Brain order from their website (code should work on their other supplements too). It has a money-back guarantee, which makes it at least worth a try! Hope that helps. Cheers.

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