Brain Foods

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Foods that affect your concentration and memory

Everyday we eat foods that affect our ability to concentrate. Here is what not to eat, in hopes that we will not become brain fried.     Foods high in gluten OK, now if your like me, you love anything with bread or carbs in it for that matter. Gluten, found mainly in grain products, […]
Food Allergies Can Trigger Memory Problems
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Food Allergies Can Trigger Memory Problems

Wholegrain foods, such as whole grain breads and wheat germ are some of the best brain foods. Whole grain breads, cereals, barley, popcorn boost blood flow to the brain, and the Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid that they contain are essential in protecting your memory. With the good there is sometimes the bad. Food […]
Is Oatmeal Good For Your Brain
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Is Oatmeal Good For Your Brain

Eating breakfast is good for you. That is undisputed. Breakfast provides the fuel to start your day. It helps kids learn, and it helps adults function at work. What you eat lays the groundwork for the rest of the day. After fasting all night, a developing body (and brain) needs a fresh supply of glucose […]
How Do Our Brains React To Sweetness?
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How Do Our Brains React To Sweetness?

Our brains are hardwired to like sweets. It’s in our DNA, and sweets are a “yardstick for all pleasures,” according to Dr. Alexei B. Kampov-Polevoi, professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. That is why so many people are chocoholics, or can’t pass up a bakery without wanting to go inside […]
How The Mediterranean Diet Helps Your Brain
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How The Mediterranean Diet Helps Your Brain

High cholesterol and saturated fat are definitely bad for you. They build up plaque in the arteries and eventually in the brain. For this reason, low-carb diets and low-fat labels on food in supermarkets are in such high demand. A study published in Neurology, written by a Dutch research team, states that the development of […]
Spinach is Good Brain Food, Magnesium Helps Memory
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Spinach is Good Brain Food, Magnesium Helps Memory

As a child the thought of eating spinach was only appealing when Popeye ate it and got stronger (“I’m strong to the finish when I eats me spinach”). Who would have thought that eating spinach actually is a strengthener – at least for the brain! It may be a hard pill to swallow, but your […]
11 year old uses Ron White’s Memory Program to Name Classmates
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Excess Body Fat Can Affect Brain Function

There may be something to those stories that McDonald’s and Burger King diets can affect our brains. A 2012 study published in Nature Neuroscience links diets high in fat to neurogenesis (growing of new brain cells) and obesity in mice. According to the study, mice were placed into two groups – one fed a normal […]
Nuts To You, My Friend!
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Nuts To You, My Friend!

What are the best brain foods?You have heard of the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids in improving your physical and mental health. Well now you are going to learn that walnuts have been found to be an excellent source of Omega-3, a rich source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Research has found the chemicals in walnuts […]