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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...

1. Pork

Pork is rich in Thiamine, a vitamin which encourages healthy blood for your brain and helps it to operate at its full potential.

Of course, it's important to make sure that you're not eating pork which is high fat or which is unnaturally processed.

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.

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3. Nuts

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 brain.

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.

4. Eggs

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.

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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 chocolate.

Milk chocolates and white chocolates contain little or no cacao bean and will only make your clothes shrink.

9. Avocado

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.

10. Books

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.

Choose self help books that inspire you and that help you to learn more about the things that you want to accomplish in your life.

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