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 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.
Cookies, energy bars, muffins, oatmeal—oh my! The body and brain love this healthful source of glucose more than any other. That’s why food scientists recommend oatmeal for breakfast to fill you up and keep your body and brain powered all morning long.
This little fishy is jam-packed with EPA and DHA, two types of omega-3 fatty acids that help you focus thanks to boosting brain cells and neurotransmitters. If you’re not fussy on fish, try taking a daily fish oil capsule instead.
Sprinkle a few teaspoons of flax seed or flax oil in your morning smoothie or breakfast cereal to get a healthy dose of alpha-linolenic acid (or ALA) fat. Not only will you boost the performance of your cerebral cortex, the area of the brain that registers touch and taste; it also repairs damage or stress to brain and nerve tissues.