Coffee – one of the highest sources of antioxidants, studies have shown that 3 cups per day can decrease chance of dementia by 65%.The caffeine increases your short-term memory and help you think clearly.
- Green Tea – Studies have shown green tea reduces mental fatigue and stress.A recent study of 1000 people over the age of 70 were found to have less cognitive issues if consuming green tea versus those who were not.
- Antioxidants – Coffee, dark chocolate, red wine and green tea are all high sources of antioxidant.However, if wanting to lessen the sugar load, try blueberries, spinach and black beans as altervatives.
- Omega-3 essential fatty acids – Essential for proper nerve function.One study found that healthy adults that ate the most omega-3 fatty acids had more gray matter in brain areas that regulated mood.
- Egg yolks – Studies have shown that boosting choline (egg yolks are the highest source) during adulthood can improve memory and deter senility.
- Vitamin D3 – (One of my soap-box elements) Brain infections, brain inflammation, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, anxiety, panic attacks; the research shows that these conditions and low vitamin D3 levels are linked together!Food sources include eggs, mushrooms, salmon, fish liver oils, oatmeal and liver.Remember, 15 minutes of sunshine (without sun screen) can help you get the vitamin D3 that you need.
- Folic acid – A 3-year Dutch study found that people taking a folic acid supplement enhanced their ability to think and remember.Sources include green leafy veggies like spinach and collards, broccoli, lentils and nuts