10 Brain Food Surprises
Did you know that there are actually foods that you can eat which will help you to become smarter and have a
brain which is functioning at full capacity?
If so, these 10 brain foods might surprise you...
Pork is rich in Thiamine, a vitamin which encourages healthy blood for your brain and helps it to operate at its
Of course, it's important to make sure that you're not eating pork which is high fat or which is unnaturally
For best results, buy pork which is as organic as possible. and avoid fatty cuts.
2. Red Berries
Berries such as: strawberries, raspberries, and cherries have high quantities of polyphenols, which help you to
control the hormones in your brain which tell you when to eat and when to stop.
Bringing these hormones into balance helps your brain to properly process hunger and satiation so
that you won't be distracted by cravings.
Almonds, Pecans and Walnuts (highest omega 3 and 6), contain omega fatty acids which are important in brain
function. They're also high in nitric oxide which stimulates healthy blood flow...which is always good for your
It might also interest you to know that nitric oxide promotes sexual health in men and is one of the key
ingredients in Viagra.
TIP: whenever possible, avoid nuts which are preserved using BHT.
Eggs are the highest natural source of choline, a nutrient which boosts the memory center of the brain. Choline
also increases neuron and synapses firing and helps your brain get fired up for high level thinking...which is
probably why they're such a popular breakfast food.
For best results, make sure that you're buying organic eggs because they are going to have the
highest concentration of choline possible.
5. Blue berries and black berries
Blueberries and blackberries also contain the essential fatty acids omega 3 and Omega 6. Again, these fatty
acids are important in brain function and can also help to lower your cholesterol level.
Just make sure that you're actually eating the berries, because consuming juices will raise your sugar intake to
unnatural levels. It's also important to consume berries which are free of pesticides.
6. Wild Caught Salmon
Again, a great source of omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for brain function. However, when consuming
salmon it's important to purchase wild caught salmon because farm raised salmon don't have anywhere near as
much omega 3.
7. Coffee Beans
Yes, that cup of coffee that you're drinking in the morning actually contains amino acids, vitamins and minerals
which are essential to brain function. Recent nutritional studies also revealed that the Caffeine content in coffee
reduces chances Alzheimer's and dementia.
8. Cacao Bean
This is really exciting, because this is the bean which chocolate is made from! Rich in amino acids, minerals
and vitamins, the cacao bean is great for promoting good brain function. Just a tip, it has to be dark
Milk chocolates and white chocolates contain little or no cacao bean and will only make your clothes shrink.
Avocados are also a terrific source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. Avocados are also a great substitution for
cheese and give you a natural source of fat that is great for your figure.
Okay, so they're not a food, but you have to make sure that you're feeding your brain something which it can
actually "chew on," otherwise all the brain foods in the world aren't going to stimulate productive thought.
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