Foods to Fuel Your Brain

Fuel with Fish

Getting an adequate amount of Omega 3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid, and DHA is essential for good brain health. Fatty fish like salmon, Bluefin tuna, and sardines are some of the best sources of these nutrients.

Stock up on Berries

Berries, especially dark ones such as blackberries, blueberries, and cherries, are a rich source of anthocyanins and other flavonoids that may boost memory function. Enjoy a handful of berries for a snack, mixed into cereal, or blended in a smoothie.

Eat your Veggies

Vegetables, especially cruciferous ones like broccoli, cabbage, spinach, and other dark leafy greens, may help improve memory. Next time you are in the commons, try a side of these with your meal, on top of your sandwich, or mixed in with a salad.

Know your Nuts

Walnuts are well known for their positive impact on heart health, but can also improve cognitive function. Snack on a handful of these, add them to oatmeal or a salad for crunch or mix them into a vegetable stir-fry for extra protein.

For more information visit https://www.eatright.org/health/wellness/healthy-aging/memory-boosting-foods

 

Quick and Easy Brain-Boosting Recipes

Antioxidant Trail Mix

  • ¼ C Almonds
  • ¼ C Walnuts
  • ¼ C Pumpkin Seeds
  • ¼ C Sunflower Seeds
  • ¼ C Dried Cranberries
  • ¼ C Raisins
  • ¼ C Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips (optional)

    Berry Bliss Smoothie

  • 12 oz. Vanilla nut milk
  • 1/3 C Frozen Strawberries
  • 1/3 C Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/3 C Frozen Raspberries
  • 1 Serving Vanilla Protein Powder (optional)