7 Brain Foods for Cognition and Concentration

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  1. Walnuts — Rich in antioxidants which fight against free radical damage to the brain cells’ DNA.
  2. Coffee — Rich in brain-protecting antioxidants.  A cup or two of organic coffee in the morning will wake up your brain and allow you to focus and concentrate.
  3. Dark Chocolate — Same reasons as coffee.
  4. Berries — Protects the brain from oxidative stress while decreasing the effects of age-related conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Improves learning capacity and motor skills.
  5. Spinach — Loaded with vitamin E, which improves cognitive function, helps increase brain tissue, and release dopamine which controls information flow in the brain.  Also contains lutein, an antioxidant that could protect against cognitive decline.
  6. Carrots — Reduces inflammation and restore memory.  Luteolin (found in carrots) reduces age-related memory loss.  Other foods that are also high in luteolin include olive oil, celery, rosemary, and peppers.
  7. Fish — The omega 3 fatty accids found in fish give our brain a huge boost.  Consuming fish weekly can reduce the risk of stroke and dementia while slowing down mental decline.  Vital fatty acids help to keep memory sharp as we age.
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