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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.

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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.

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Berries

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

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Coffee, Wine, and Dark Chocolate

These indulgences are also packed with brain-healthy antioxidants.

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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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