You might use the term “brain food” humorously when studying and referring to snacks that keep you going into the wee hours of the morning. However, real brain foods, or rather foods that fuel your noggin with brain- and memory-powering protein, carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and other nutritional vittles do actually exist.
In fact, The American Journal of Psychiatry and other health science bodies credit the following foods with cognitive-fueling abilities…
1. Brussels Sprouts
Cruciferous veggies, like Brussels sprouts, or mini cabbages as I like to call them, really are brain food. If you’re part of the population that enjoys this sulfur-containing veggie, you’ll benefit from a barrier shield of super-powered protection from oxidative stress, which Harvard researchers claim slows cognitive decline in women from disease like dementia and Alzheimer’s, and decreases the risk of stroke.