Do you have a Sprouts near you? I love the store and all the healthy foods they offer. Do you subscribe to their online newsletter? If you don’t, you missed this pretty important information about the top 12 brain boosters, so thought I would re-post it here. I of course do want to give them full credit – so all this info was taken from their online newsletter this month – see it here https://www.sprouts.com/article/content/-/article-details/view/395394/top-12-foods-to-boost-your-brainpower
PACK THESE SUPERFOODS IN YOUR KID’S LUNCHES DAILY…AND WATCH THEM SOAR!!
Avocados are high in Omega-3 fatty acids and an excellent source of potassium.
Small, but mighty, walnuts contain Omega-3, vitamin E, and other antioxidants that have a beneficial effect on brain function. In fact, a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that a good intake of vitamin E might help to prevent poor memory.
Blueberries contain various compounds that have strong anti-inflammatory properties that may reverse age-related declines in cognitive function.
Eggs contain the choline, which is an essential nutrient that maintains the structure of cell membranes and aids brain function.
These winter fruits are rich in resveratrol, which has been shown to protect the brain, especially in cases of stroke or dementia.
Beans are loaded with B vitamins and glucose that nourish the brain.
Looking for an excuse to eat chocolate? Research shows that dark chocolate enhances focus and concentration. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, the “feel good” hormones.
Green tea helps to maintain positive mood. It may also protect against Parkinson’s disease and other brain disorders.
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most popular herbs to improve brain function, especially short term memory loss. It’s available in liquid capsules in our Vitamin Department.
Research has shown that the anti-inflammatory properties in sweet potatoes may help slow the brain deterioration in Alzheimer’s patients.
There is good evidence to suggest that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, could help protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells which occurs in the development of dementia.
I have heard about Ginkgo Biloba more than once now, so now I’m going to buy and take it!!What about you, how many of these do you already consume?