We’ve all heard of superfoods as this point--acai, spirulina, maca--but did you know that ordinary foods like blueberries, avocados, and walnuts are also great for improving brain power and functionality? If you’re tired, unmotivated, or distracted while working, perhaps it’s time to revamp your daily meals and incorporate foods targeted to support brain health into your day. These are also great options for after school, class, or work when you (or the little ones around you!) need a kickstart before your next activity.
Blueberries are an amazing source of nutrients that help protect the brain from stress and may potentially reduce the effects of age-related conditions like dementia. Wild blueberries in particular contain more of the powerful antioxidant anthocyanin and demonstrate greater antioxidant capacity per serving than cultivated blueberries.
Packaged: Blueberry Muffin Lara Bar
Recipe: Blueberry Oatmeal Snack Bars
Avocados contain monounsaturated fats that help to promote blood flow in the body. Healthy blood flow means a healthy and lively brain!
Packaged: Guacamole Minis
Recipe: Avocado Sweet Potato Toast
Walnuts have been called the best nut for brain health as they have a high concentration of DHA (an Omega-3 fatty acid). DHA has been shown to not only improve cognitive performance but help to prevent age-related cognitive decline.
Packaged: Almond Walnut Kind Bar
Recipe: Almond Butter Energy Bites