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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Brain Foods

Brain Foods

In addition to keeping our bodies, healthy, we need to think about foods that benefit our brains. These foods typically have lots of color and lots of health benefits. These colorful foods typically contain anti-oxidants which are substances that work in the brain to decrease inflammation, resist destruction of cells and enhance transmission of nerve impulses.
The good news about these foods is that they are readily available and taste great. Here are a sampling of foods that benefit our brain.

Blueberries supply your brain with antioxidants that help keep cells healthy.
Raspberries and strawberries are also good sources of antioxidants.

Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acid. Plan to eat fish at least twice a week.
Dark chocolate contains antioxidants and can lead to production of endorphins which improves your mood.
Bell peppers contain significant amounts of vitamin C, which helps protect brain cells.
Flaxseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Almonds contain vitamin E which contains antioxidants.

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