Now and again, you run into the term, “brain food.” But what does that really mean? What foods are included? What are the benefits of eating these specific foods? To give you the short and sweet version, brain foods are foods that help your brain function at the highest level possible and for as long as possible. The food you consume not influences your belt size, it influences how well your brain operates on a day to day basis.

Here are the top 10 rated “brain foods” I could find from Harvard Health and Healthline:

  1. Fatty Fish- omega-3 fatty acids
  2. Coffee-caffeine and antioxidants
  3. Blue Berries- compounds with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects
  4. Turmeric-antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound
  5. Broccoli-powerful plant compounds, including antioxidants, and vitamin k
  6. Pumpkin Seeds-magnesium, iron, zinc and copper
  7. Dark Chocolate-flavonoids, caffeine and antioxidants
  8. Nuts-healthy fats, antioxidants and vitamin E
  9. Oranges-vitamin c
  10. Eggs-vitamins B6 and B12, folate and choline