11 Brain Boosting Foods | That Enhance Memory and Focus

A quick and easy way to improve your mental power is by adding some or all of these food into your regular diet… So let get jump right into it…

1.Walnuts: Walnuts are chock full of good fats, antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin E that help ward off Alzheimer’s and can boost memory and focus. These nuts, ironically shaped like the human brain can naturally increase serotonin levels helping fight depression, and are loaded with omega-3 anti inflammatory fats that can help improve focus and concentration

2. Wild Salmon: Wild-caught salmon is one of the best brain boosting foods on the planet. It’s loaded with anti inflammatory omega-3 fats which is great for our brains.

Note: Wild salmon is a fish that contains low levels of mercury

3. Avocados: Avocados contain healthy brain boosting monounsaturated fat. They also contain potassium which is essential to mental function and nerve impulses, vitamin K and folate which help protect against stroke as well as increase brain power and contain vitamin B and C which are essential vitamins for brain health.

4. Beets: Beets are great for mental performance because they contain natural nitrates that increase blood flow to the brain, can help lower blood pressure, fight cancer and increase athletic performance. They are rich in vitamin c, fiber, potassium, manganese and folate.

5. Wild- Blueberries: wild- blueberries are now referred to as “brain berries” because they’re loaded with antioxidants and brain boosting properties. They are on of the highest antioxidant-rich foods and contain gallic acid which helps protect our brains from oxidative stress.

6. Lion’s Mane – This edible mushroom native to china and japan can now be found in gourmet food stores has been shown in several studies to greatly enhance cognitive function, memory and recall and even help reduce anxiety and depression. Lion’s mane can increases nerve growth factor (NGF) a protein that has neuroprotective and neuro enhancement qualities. NGF is essential for growth and survival of neurons, and can help reduce inflammation in the brain, resulting in neuronal growth and brain performance. Lion’s mane is traditionally consumed as a tea.
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7. Egg Yolks: Egg Yolks contain a high amount of b-complex vitamin choline, which is essential for brain health and can aid in concentration and neuron health because it reduces inflammation. Choline also helps break down bethane which helps produce “feel good” hormones such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.

8. Flax Seeds: Flax seeds are another great source of anti inflammatory omega-3 fats which are essential for brain development and function. Flax seeds contain a specific type of omega -3 called alpha-linolenic acid that can enhance the cerebral cortex.

9. Chia Seeds: Chia seeds contain high amounts of antioxidants, and brain minerals such as iron, copper, magnesium, manganese and zinc. They are also an excellent source of plant-based omega 3 essential fats which combat body and brain inflammation. Actually gram for gram chia seeds contain more omega-3’s than wild salmon.

10. Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate 70% cocoa or greater contains antioxidants called flavonols which can help improve blood flow to the brain and help reduce inflammation. Flavonoids have recently been linked with improved cognitive performance. Cocoa also contains theobromine an alkaloid similar to caffeine, which helps improve focus and energy.

11. Rosemary: For centuries rosemary had been linked to improving memory. Scientist now confirm that rosemary actually is in fact amazing for our memories. A recent study conducted by found that smelling rosemary essential oil enhanced memory function in participation significantly.

This week’s healthy challenge is to try incorporating more of these amazing brain boosting foods into your diet.

Let me know in the comments below which foods you’re already eating and which new foods you’re going to try to enhance your mental power even more!

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