Brain Food: 4 Healthy Eats to Boost Your Smarts

Is your noggin foggy? Don't worry—the physicians of the hit TV show, The Doctors, are here to reveal the best brain foods.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | September 2012
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Brown Carbs

Whole grains, which you digest slowly, provide fuel for your brain. (Although your brain accounts for only 3 percent of your total body weight, it uses 20 percent of energy.) Rich sources include whole wheat bread, brown rice, quinoa, and bran flakes.

Berries

Rich in protective antioxidants, blueberries, strawberries, and cranberries are linked to better memory and coordination.

Coffee, Wine, and Dark Chocolate

These indulgences are also packed with brain-healthy antioxidants.

Seafood

Salmon and tuna contain abundant levels of omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that may improve the retention of brain cells.

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