Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Top 10 Brain Foods

Baked Beans: High in fiber and protein.

Bananas: Contains trytophan, a protein that, once converted, helps put you in a good mood. Can't argue with that! Also helps ward off depression and dark moods.

Blueberries: Helps improve memory.

Eggs: A good source of lecithin, which is a great brain stimulant, also rich in choline, which helps improve memory function.

Oats: One study found that they give you a longer lasting supply of energy than sports drinks do.

Red Meat: A good source of iron. A recent study showed that kids whose diets were higher in iron scored better on tests and had higher IQs.

Sardines: (Ok, here's where I skip to #8 - sorry!): Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, it's the ultimate brain food.

Sunflower Seeds: A fantastic source of magnesium that regulates a part of the brain responsible for learning and memory.

Whole Grain Bread: Great source of zinc. Improves hand-eye coordination, attention span and reasoning skills.

Yeast Extract: Packed with Vitamin B, which boosts brain function, and may possibly improve concentration.


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