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All Six of these “super foods” contain the Omega- 3 fatty acid, also known as “the good fat.” Dr. Frank Sacks of the Harvard School of Public Health says, “We need Omega- 3 fatty acids for numerous normal body
functions, such as controlling blood clotting and building cell membranes in the brain, and since our bodies
cannot make Omega- 3 fats, we must get them through food.”¹ This makes for an even stronger case as to why
these “super foods” should be consumed.
Nuts, Black Beans, Whole Grains and Dark Chocolate each contain various amounts of magnesium. Magnesium
assists with healthy nerve function and regulating normal blood pressure. These effects from magnesium consumption
can help protect the brain from neurotoxins.
Nuts contain large amounts of Vitamin E, in addition to Omega- 3 and magnesium. Vitamin E is a common antioxidant which destroys destructive molecules
(“free radicals”) before they affect the brain. Vitamin E can have a blood thin-ning effect and might interfere with blood clotting medications.
Tip: Buy some organic peanut butter in place of nuts. Make sure the peanut
butter has nuts as the only ingredient. Eat with apples or spread it across a rice cake.
Black Beans contain a high concentration of folate (Vitamin B9), in addition to Omega- 3 and magnesium. Though evidence is inconclusive with folate
actually contributing to memory and brain health, it may help with depression in some people. This effect can possibly bring some alertness and
focus, thereby giving the appearance of enhanced memory.
Tip: Prepare a pot of black beans and add some cayenne
(red) pepper to them. Portion the black beans into a whole
grain tortilla and top with onions and sharp cheddar cheese.
Berries are packed with Vitamin C. The effects of the Vitamin C, identical to that in avocados, is the main contributor to health and
maintenance of the brain. Though berries do contain Omega- 3, it is only in conjunction with the Vitamin C that berries are considered a “super food.”
Tip: Buy a bulk sized container of plain yogurt. Portion out a small
amount into a cup or bowl and add fresh berries to it. The main idea with
berries is to use them in place of food that comes packaged as fruit flavored.