10 SUPERFOODS FOR A SUPER BRAIN!

We all know that we need to eat the right diet for the good of our physical health. With the right diet, we can lose weight and strengthen the muscles in our body. But did you know that with the right foods, you can become smarter? That’s right, adding superfoods to your diet can do you wonders.
-Acai. Known as one of the truest superfoods, acai is packed with antioxidants with ORAC, omega-3, vitamins, and protein. Acai has been known to enhance brain health and improve cognitive abilities as well as reduce the risk of diseases.
-Kale. This leafy green exploded in popularity recently and is known as one of the most nutrient-dense foods known to man and one of the top foods for brain health. Kale is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A as well as phytonutrients (antioxidants) and signalling molecules that help decrease inflammation of the body.
-Goji Berries. Goji berries are an excellent superfood for boosting brain power because they improve the sharpness of your brain and help you retain information more efficiently. Goji berries also help in reducing damaging inflammation of the brain as well as reduce the accumulation of toxins in the brain.
-Spirulina. Spirulina is known as one of the most concentrated source of protein and an excellent alternative for those who are wishing to eliminate meat from their diet. Spirulina also has many cognitive benefits!
-Cacao. Great news! Cacao, aka chocolate has tons of minerals and nutrients that boost the body’s neurotransmitters and creates that pleasant feeling that many experience when they eat chocolate. But here’s the catch, when you eat chocolate that’s been cooked or processed, the cacao’s nutritional value is lost.
-Maca. Maca is a superfood that is related to the radish and is grown in the Andes mountains. It can survive higher elevations and has proven to be a strong food that can survive the elements. Maca has been known to improve the brains neurochemistry and helps fight against depression, stress, and anxiety.
-Coconut. By providing a stable fuel supply, coconut is considered to be great fuel for your brain and supporting your brain’s learning capabilities and memory retention.







-Broccoli. Scientists have recently discovered a compound in broccoli known as sulforaphane, which has been shown to help protect the brain after there’s been an injury and actually improve the brain’s performance.
-Chia Seeds. Beans help stabilize blood glucose levels, and the brain depends on glucose for food. Not only is it economical, but it provides the brain with a steady source of energy and helps prevent crashes.
-Chia Seeds. Chia seeds are the latest trend in the superfood industry. However, they are known as the staple food for the Mayans and Aztecs, who used chia seeds for many dietary needs such as flour, oil, and an add-on for water. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language and was considered to be a magical food because it provided much needed energy and stamina for the brain.

BROCCOLI: SUPERFOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN!

Ah, the lowly broccoli plant. One of Nature’s “good foods,” packing in plenty of nutrients and very low in calories. It’s a nearly ideal weight-loss food, as it provides most of the essential amino acids as well as several important vitamins. It’s great for diabetics, as it poses essentially no glycemic challenge.
There’s only one problem. Broccoli tastes like, well, broccoli. If you don’t like broccoli, then you should reverse course.
Why? Because broccoli is exceptionally good for your brain. The top nutrient that stands out in this regard is Vitamin K. This vital amine is implicated in calcium regulation in the body. In particular, it appears to help with heart health (the heart needs calcium in a particular amount, and too much calcium is bad for the heart arteries) and in the prevention of osteoporosis. It’s been suggested that Vitamin K prevents calcification (hardening of the arteries) in the brain. In case you’re wondering, this seems to be a portion of Alzheimer’s etiology.

Okay, you’re convinced now, right? So how do you avoid pouring on the salt and fat to make broccoli edible? How about a broccoli casserole that only has 170 calories per serving? If you’re not afraid of the calories because you burn a bunch, consider trying out one of our family favorites, Broccoli Delight. As always, there are thousands of options available.
Other vegetables, high in nutrients that are good for the ol’ noggin, include broccoli rabe, romanesco, kale, Brussels sprouts, and spinach. Spinach egg noodles are surprisingly good for you as well; they have about 75% of the Vitamin K that broccoli provides, per serving.