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September 11th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Food & Health, Habits, Productivity

Feed your brain

This is a list of the top 10 foods to feed your brain as it deserves.

1-      Tomato

There is a relation between the high levels of licopen, found in tomatoes, and the cognitive skill.

2-      Avocado

Avocado reduces the arterial pressure, thus it protects the cognitive function.

Here a funny video of how to make an avocado milk shake.

3-      Chicken

Chicken has 51 milligrams of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) in every 3 ounce serving.

Here an introduction to vitamin B6 and a detailed list of foods high in this vitamin.

4-      Shrimp

Shrimp has a high level of vitamin D. A severe deficiency of vitamin D can lead to Alzheimer, schizophrenia and lost of mental capacities.

5-      Kiwi

Kiwi has the highest level of vitamin C, almost twice that of an orange, which means a good brain protection against the negative effects of free radicals. These free radicals can cause lost of memory and a deterioration of brain function.

6-      Soy sauce

Soy sauce has a high level of vitamin B3, which helps to neutralize brain toxins.

A daily dose of vitamin B3 can improve the memory up to a 40%.

If you want to know more about soy´s benefits, click here.

7-      Mackerel

Omega-3 fats found in mackerel are key determinants of cellular membrane flexibility and fluidity, helping to improve cell-to-cell communication. Eating two or three times a week mackerel you will improve you learning capacity, you will boost your memory and you even will have a good mood.

8-      Almond

Almonds have a high level of vitamin B2 which helps to boost memory. Likewise it is believed to induce high level of intellectual capacity. Besides, almonds contain high amounts of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which counteracts the harmful effects of free radicals in the body.

9-      Grape

Research in laboratories is finding a potential link between fresh grapes and brain health. Grapes contain an abundance of phytonutrients, compounds that enhance health and help prevent chronic diseases. Resveratrol, a phytonutrient found in grapes, is noted for its antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-heart disease effects.

10-   Egg

Recent studies suggest that the nutrient choline, which is abundant in egg yolk, can help boost the memory center in the brain and it also can keep the flexibility and integrity of the brain cell membrane.

Written by: David Cantone

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  • Isaac | GoBloggerNo Gravatar

    I like chicken, egg, tomato, and grape. They are delicious as well as healthy 😉

  • Jim HardinNo Gravatar

    Hey Dave!
    I have to say when I eat better I feel a hole lot better. There are days that I am busy and don’t eat something for breakfast and man do I miss it. I start to get tired and not feeling myself. Its amazing how if you pick up a piece of fruit like an apple how you feel so much better after eating it.

    I love Chicken and Shrimp of course!

  • David | ilcantone.comNo Gravatar

    Yes Jim, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That´s remind me I´m hungry 🙂 I need some breakfast soon.

    Thanks for the comment Jim.

  • David | ilcantone.comNo Gravatar

    Yes, you´re right. Delicious, economic and healthy. We don´t have to spend a lot of money to eat healthy and well.

    Thanks for the comment Isaac.

  • Blaine BullmanNo Gravatar

    I’ve researched quite a bit on healthy foods and the best foods to consume but I don’t have some of these foods on my list. I’ll have to research these foods.

    It’s interesting though because most people don’t think about the benefits and qualities of what they eat, they just eat but if you’re smart and take care with what you eat, you could be optimizing your body.

  • AndyNo Gravatar

    Thanks for the great post…all the foods that I love.


  • David | ilcantone.comNo Gravatar

    Hi Andy and welcome to

    Yes these foods are delicious and healthy. What else can we ask for?

    Thanks for the comment 🙂

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