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10 Superfoods that Boost Brain Power and Productivity

10 Superfoods that Boost Brain Power and Productivity

We all know eating certain foods can help with weight loss…

But can eating specific "superfoods" boost your brainpower, enhance your concentration, and improve performance?

Answer: YES!

What you eat most definitely can and will impact your brain and your productivity...just like eating the wrong food can zap your energy and leave you in a mental fog.

How can eating superfoods boost brain power?

 

Your brain is only as good as the fuel you give it, so when you give it what it wants...it performs!

 

What does the brain like?


  • Fat

  • Antioxidants

  • Vitamins

  • Minerals

  • Sugar (a little!)

 

They key is to find foods that naturally have these things. While taking a multivitamin or an antioxidant supplement can help, we always recommend using food as medicine as much as possible.

 

What to eat to be smarter and more productive?

 

Here are the top 10 foods that you should be including in your diet DAILY to boost your brain and start thinking and feeling better:

 

1. Berries

 

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Berries have high levels of phytochemicals – that are natural nutrients protecting our cells from damage.  Berries keep you mentally sharp while boosting heart health and leave us feeling full – which can help with weight control. They are packed with anti-oxidants and full of nutrients our bodies can benefit from in all aspects.  

2. Avocados

 

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The avocado is high in healthy fats. Because of this, the nutrient value is high. It is full of vitamin K, Folate, vitamin C, potassium, and other vitamins. It contains more potassium than a banana and is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.  Avocados can also help your body absorb the nutrients in plant foods! 


3. Mackerel - Oily Fish

 

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This fish is packed with omega-3 fatty acids and high amounts of protein, giving your body several health benefits.  It is a heart-healthy food – full of different types of fats that can reduce the risk of heart disease.  It can also help lower the risk of diabetes by helping control the blood sugar levels in diabetics. 

 

4. Eggs

 

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Eggs are a well-balanced snack for our bodies. It is loaded with nutrients in all areas. Eggs raise HDL, which is commonly known as the “good” cholesterol. Eggs have the nutrients to help heart health and even eye health. They are a quality protein source and contain amino acids in the right ratios that our bodies need.

5. Dark Chocolate

 

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Dark chocolate is made from the seed of the cocoa tree – which in turn makes it an incredible source of antioxidants. Dark chocolate can also help improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. Believe it or not, it might also be great for your skin by improving the blood flow and increasing hydration. 

 

6. Green Tea

 

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Green tea is full of catechin. These are antioxidants that fight and might even prevent cell damage. Green tea is not as processed as other drinks out there, giving your body improved blood flow and lower cholesterol. Green tea has a range of nutrients preventing heart-related issues. 

 

7. Walnuts

 

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Walnuts provide more than the daily-recommended value of plant-based omega 3-fats.  This can decrease the risk of certain types of cancer, including prostate and breast cancer.  They are full of antioxidants and can help with weight control as well as support for brain health. 

 

8. Garlic

 

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Garlic has been known to treat a variety of medical problems. It is high in a sulfur compound and is highly nutritious with little calories. It’s known to boost our immune system, helping us fight off illness like the common cold. It’s also good for detoxing heavy metals in our bodies. HERE is one recipe with garlic included! 

 

9. Dark Leafy Greens (Kale/Chard/Spinach)

 

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These greens are full of folate which is the B vitamin.  Our bodies cannot produce this on it’s on, so we have to find it in foods.  Greens also help burn fat while they give us an anti-aging preventive of cognitive decline. It is also good for your skin – essentially providing UV protection at the cellular level. A kale salad is a perfect way to get in your greens! 

 

10. Chia Seeds

 

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Chia seeds are great for your skin and aging. They are full of antioxidants that speed up the skin's repair systems.  It’s also good for digestive health by being full of fiber. It can give you a boost of energy and your metabolism a kick without consuming as much sugar as other substances. 

What superfoods should you start with?

 

If you want to start incorporating these into your diet, we recommend picking just ONE that fits easily into your current diet. For example, if you have salads for lunch each day, start adding avocado.

 

Once you make this a habit, add another that fits in easily. The point is not to overhaul...it is to tweak.

 

Looking for more help with your diet than a list of foods to add? Fill out the form at the top right of the page and ask us about our comprehensive nutrition program and will help you to NEVER diet again.

 

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