SHARP YOUR MIND!…. READ THIS!

Eat these 4 foods to help sharpen your mental focus.
If you think cognitive decline isn’t something that starts to happen until after age 60, think again. A new study from the British Medical Journal showed that cognitive decline—a decrease in memory and reasoning capacity—can start to affect our brains as early as 45! Give yourself a mental boost now with these four foods.
1. Leafy Greens
A recent study in Neurology showed that people who ate two or more daily servings of vegetables, especially leafy greens, had the mental focus of people five years their junior. Have a big salad for lunch; serve some sautéed spinach at dinner.
2. Whole Grains
Studies show that eating a breakfast of whole grains helps sustain mental focus better than a morning meal of refined carbohydrates or no breakfast at all. Two to try: whole-grain cereal with milk or eggs with whole-wheat toast.
3. Coffee
It might come as no surprise that coffee can help your mind feel sharper (goodbye, morning brain fog!), but did you know that coffee affects men and women differently? Men actually feel more alert more quickly than women do after drinking a caffeinated beverage, according to research from the University of Barcelona. In the study, men reported feeling less drowsy after only 10 minutes and sustained the mental boost for a half hour.
4. Gum
It’s not technically a food, but a 2011 study found that people who chewed gum during a stressful task were more alert afterwards than when they did the task without gum.






HERE IS THE LIST OF SUPER-SUPERFOODS!

Superfoods are foods are nutritionally dense and thus good for one’s health. The term has no set scientific meaning, however, and any list of “top” superfoods is purely subjective. The following list was compiled from the healthiest foods that everyone should (and can) include in their diets. Foods on the list had to meet 3 of 5 criteria:
– great source of fiber, minerals and other nutrients
– high in phytonutrients
– assists in reducing heart disease and other illnesses
– low caloric density
– readily available

In accordance with this criteria we all be eating:
1. Almonds – for fiber, riboflavin, magnesium, iron and calcium (they actually have the most calcium of all nuts)
2. Apples – for pectin and vitamin C
3. Blueberries – for phytonutrients and a low-calorie source of fiber
4. Broccoli – for calcium, potassium, folate, fiber and phytonutrients
5. Red beans – for a low-calorie source of protein
6. Salmon – for omega-3 fatty acids
7. Spinach – for vitamins A, B and C as well as magnesium
8. Sweet potatoes – for a fat-free, low-calorie source of beta carotene
9. Vegetable juice – for an easy way to include vegetables in your diet
10. Wheat germ – for a concentrated source of niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin E, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and zinc.