Top 4 Memory and Cognitive Enhancing Foods

Nootropics are again becoming a major topic in Natural Medicine and beyond. It started becoming popular in the early 90s, dropped off for a good while and now is re-starting to become popular.

Nootropics are substances which help increase your cognitive functioning. They include herbs, vitamins, amino acids and others. It is a growing and potentially very useful field.

The area that still gets overlooked is food. Yes, we consume it daily (if we are fortunate) and it is still the prime substance to add or detract from our IQ.

Here are the top 4 foods which can enhance the functioning of the brain and cognition in general:

  1. Celery. This contains a substance referred to as  luteolin  Luteolin helps clear “heat” or inflammation in the brain itself. As many people are now aware, inflammation is the major cause of neurodegeneration and overall weakening of both cognition and wellness in general.
  2. Walnuts: A great source of  omega-3 healthy fats plus a good dose of phytosterols and antioxidants. These substances in walnuts help reverse age-related cognitive decline as well as improve memory. Traditionally, walnuts were consumed based on the principle that the if the food consumed looks like a part of the body, it is for that body part. Thus, walnuts, looking like half of the brain, is useful for the brain itself.
  3. Blueberries: All berries, particularly blueberries, are high in antioxidants and phytochemicals. Like the above, these have been associated with improved memory and better ability to learn.
  4. Avocado: Avocado is one of the premier sources of the healthy monounsaturated fat. It also promotes blood flow and reduces the odds of stroke by reducing the chances of blood clots.

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