With school and work in full swing, it is only fitting that we share our list of guaranteed brain food. Although you’re likely quite aware that as we age, it becomes essential that we get foods in our diet that help boost our memory, enhance our sharpness, and prevent neurodegenerative diseases, it may come as a surprise that there are foods that we can eat at age 25 that help improve memory as well! And in case you are unsure how to get more of these foods in your diet, we’ve got you covered. We’ve included some our absolute favorite ways to incorporate these goodies that are not only easy, but also delicious! By noshing on these five foods throughout the day, you will be performing your best or acing those tests in no time! Pick up these five foods at the store ASAP, and you will be eating your way smarter, in no time.
- Eggs: When it comes to the brain and eggs, don’t forget about the yolk. Yolks contain one of the most important nutrients for building better brains: choline. Choline contributes to healthy and efficient brain processes. Getting adequate amounts of choline, especially during fetal development and early childhood, may help us learn more readily and also help us retain what we learn. Plus, sufficient choline intake early on may give us the mental building blocks we need to help keep memory intact as we age. As we age, our body’s natural choline output declines, and its neurochemical action weakens. So this is the time that you also want to eat choline-rich foods to increase your production of acetylcholine, which will improve your brain power.
Eat more eggs:
- Have a hard-boiled egg and fruit for breakfast or a snack.
- Veggie omelets for breakfast—or dinner!
Psst… we use Eggland’s Best eggs since they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs.
- Apples: Apples contain compounds that may be able to protect the brain from the type of damage that triggers neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. One of those compounds, a flavonoid called quercetin, has been shown to protect the brain from oxidative damage. We’ve had an apple nearly every day since high school, usually with breakfast. We hope it works its magic on us, as Alzheimer’s has affected members of our family.
Eat more apples:
- Have an apple with string cheese as a snack.
- Munch on apple slices with peanut butter.
- Try these ginger apple cinnamon chips
Talk about food for thought! To find out the rest of the make-you-smarter list, head over to the article we wrote for fitbie.com. Eating foods from this no-fail list will improve mental clarity, boost memory, and keep you sharp well into old age. Fueling your mind has never tasted so good!
The Nutrition Twins work with Eggland’s Best to help people get more nutrients and live healthier lives.