Eggs are considered a superfood—the whites are protein rich while the yolks contain a precious water-soluble nutrient called choline, which improves memory, focus, and overall cognitive performance. See, there are many reasons to get crackin’ in the morning!
You probably already guessed that walnuts are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids (health fat), but did you know that they’re also extremely high in antioxidants, which promote brain function? So sprinkle them on salads, your morning cereal, or grab a handful for a brain-boosting crunch.
Yerba Mate Tea
You already know that herbal tea promotes energy, weight loss, and so much more. Well a certain brew, yerba mate, will also curb your mid-afternoon slump. The South American tea leaves cause a similar energizing effect on the brain to caffeine, but don’t follow the spike in energy with burn out.
Red, orange, green, and brown, this colorful legume is super rich in folate, a type of B vitamin that enhances brain power and increases the dopamine function within the brain, to boost both performance and mood.
Roast them, pickle them, bake them—whatever you do with beets when you eat them you’re getting a blast of genius to your brain in the form of natural nitrates. This root veggie actually encourages fresh blood flow to the brain, which in turn, boosts mental performance.