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Doctor insights on: Foods That Nourish The Brain

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What are the top brain foods?

What are the top brain foods?

Nutrition: The top brain foods in no particular order are: blueberries, salmon, flax seeds, coffee/green tea, mixed nuts, avocados, eggs, whole grains, chocolate and broccoli/spinach, and calcium rich foods such as yogurt. ...Read more

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What foods keep my brain strong?

What foods keep my brain strong?

Whole foods: If you want the best nutritionally rich diet, stick with whole foods, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grain. Avoid animal protein and dairy. ...Read more

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What foods are good for the brain?

What foods are good for the brain?

A varied diet.: A regular and varied diet is best. You will get everything that your body, and your brain, needs. More important is what to avoid - excessive alcohol, tobacco, street drugs and foods that add to cardiovascualr risks such as high salt or high fat foods. While you are at it make sure to get enough sleep. ...Read more

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What organ system supplies food to the brain?

What organ system supplies food to the brain?

SIMPLE THOTS: Both lungs, source of oxygen, and circulatory system, delivery of oxygen and glucose, critical to brain function. Other vital supplies cross into brain via brain blood barrier. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which foods can help your brain?

Can you tell me which foods can help your brain?

Foods plus more: Foods rich in vitamin D, B12, DHA, and Tumeric. Exercise and adequate sleep have also been shown to improve memory. Needless to say cognitive stimulation is of utmost importance. Those activities which stimulate "large world architecture" are most likely to help. These include such things as playing a musical instrument or learning a new language. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What kind of food can l eat to activate my brain?

What kind of food can l eat to activate my brain?

Brain power: A balanced diet is the key. Should be rich in vegetables, and low in processed sugars. Eat fish one or twice week (watch for restrictions during pregnancy), fruits like blueberries or blackberries. Avoid alcohol. Eat to nourish yourself and not to indulge you. Maintain adequate weight or body mass index. I recommend supplements only when a vitamin deficiency is identified. ...Read more

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What kind of foods are 'brain foods'? How do they work?

What kind of foods are 'brain foods'? How do they work?

Don't know any!?: I do not believe that under normal circumstances that there are any specific BRAIN FOODS!! ...Read more

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Hi, what foods should I eat for optimal brain function?

Hi, what foods should I eat for optimal brain function?

Antioxidants, fish: Cold water fish for the dha (wild salmon, sardines, anchovies, mackerel (mackerel has heavy metals so don't eat too much of it). Fish oil or krill oil does not pack the same dha as the fish does. Anti-oxidants including turmeric, rosemary, grapeseed, fresh veggies including raw/uncooked) and the occasional glass of red wine. Coffee good too. Avoid nicotine. ...Read more

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What are some food I can eat to help my brain concentrate?

Brain food: Many foods and herbs support brain function! Our brains have a high fat content. Cold water fish, omega 3 fish oils, dark berries, high orac supplements, cruciferous veggies, gingko. ...Read more

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Do daRK chocolate boost brain what foods boost the brain?

Do daRK chocolate boost brain what foods boost the brain?

Dark chocolate: At least 80 to 90 proof can be helpful to the brain. Other foods include good fatty acids such as marine fish oil, coconut oil, and olive oil. If you are a "fat head" that is good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What foods are good for improving brain function and memory?

What foods are good for improving brain function and memory?

Not so simple: But, recommend healthy dietary intake to prevent medical problems such as diabetes which could promote future heart attacks and strokes. In general, you want to avoid food additives such as aspartame, diet drinks, MSG, GMO's, get regular exercise and good sleep. A registered dietician can help you design you food intake. ...Read more

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What are the best brain food should I add to my child's diet?

What are the best brain food should I add to my child's diet?

Whole grains!: We live in a world of processed and fast food. Natural is usually best. Brown rice and whole grains and much healthier and help maintain a normal blood sugar level which feeds the brain. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants which help scavenge free radicals from the body which can be damaging. And of course water to remove wastes. Sunlight and exercise are also critical as is rest. ...Read more

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What foods can u eat to increase seratonion levels to the brain?

What foods can u eat to increase seratonion levels to the brain?

Serotonins: Serotonin is a brain chemical involved in vital body functions and to regulate mood and sleep.
These are the foods that increase serotonin from literature review- buckwheat, bananas, dark chocolate, sour cherries, whey protein, wild fish and seafood, flaxseed, free range turkey and
beef. ...Read more

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What is are some good brain foods in the morning when you take à test?

What is are some good brain foods in the morning when you take à test?

Protein! Eggs are: Great. High carb breakfasts can cause you to crash or be sleepy. Not something you want on test day! ...Read more

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Is it possible to stunt your brain growth by eating un-nutritious foods?

Is it possible to stunt your brain growth by eating un-nutritious foods?

No: The brain will grow to its normal size on just about any diet. However, the function of the brain, especially when it comes to intelligence, quick thinking, and energy levels, will definitely be better on a good balanced diet. ...Read more

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Is it known what brain function decides what you like? For example food or music.

Is it known what brain function decides what you like? For example food or music.

Brain structure: Brain function. Is complex and includes both location in the brain and neurotransmitters or chemical messengers, as well as actual experiences associated with memories of liked or disliked item just to name a few in 400 words. It is a great question warranting repeating throughout your future as more ways of collecting information are invented and discovered. ...Read more

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I can't curve my appetite. I'm a food addict. I eat just to eat. I don't have a shut off switch in my brain. I can't take it anymore. What can I do! ?

I can't curve my appetite. I'm a food addict. I eat just to eat. I don't have a shut off switch in my brain. I can't take it anymore. What can I do! ?

Food Addiction: You may want to consider an addiction program that specializes in food addiction, while you are working with the bariatric specialist. You may not need surgery if you can find the emotional and or physical causes for the addiction, and get these treated. If you behavior is addictive this may be the answer you are looking for. ...Read more

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Nutrition for better brain development?

Nutrition for better brain development?

DHA & EPA: If you mean better brain development in a baby, you need plenty of dha (an essential fatty acid that's a component of fish oil, along with epa). It's also needed for healthy brain maintenance in adults. Your body can make dha from flax and blue-green algae, but not very efficiently. Calamarine supplements (from tiny squid) are another option. Epa is important also, especially vs. Inflammation. ...Read more

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Hello, I would like to know what are good brain foods? Aslo what is good for energy that's affordable?

Healthful eating and: There are no special brain foods that I can recommend. To be healthy, you have to eat healthy foods and exercise (yes exercise also helps brain to stay healthy and functional). Avoid too much animal fats/meats...It is bad for all body systems. Eat plant based foods, primarily. Inexpensive good foods are fruits (bananas and oranges/ apples), soy foods like tofu and eggs daily. Exercise 30-45 min/dail. ...Read more

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What are some exercises or acts or food to make the brain function better (for studying, memoriZing...)?

What are some exercises or acts or food to make the brain function better (for studying, memoriZing...)?

Recite the alphabet: BACKWARDS. Use opposite hands. Do crosswords, watch Jeopardy, read and paint- for starters. ...Read more

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Is there some brain condition that you can get by eating certain foods or too much of a particular food?

Is there some brain condition that you can get by eating certain foods or too much of a particular food?

Atherosclerosis: Too much fatty foods, such as red meat may cause "hardening of the arteries", atherosclerosis, whereby brain or coronary blood flow is insufficient for function. Parasites can be deadly, such as pork tapeworm. ...Read more

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Food for the brain? Those that will help me remember things and concentrate more. Those that are easy to find.

Food for the brain? Those that will help me remember things and concentrate more. Those that are easy to find.

Not perfect science: Overall healthy eating, remaining physical and cognitively active is important for brain health. But food wise, think about berries (like blueberries), caffeine in moderation, dark/green leafy veggies (kale, spinach, dandelion greens, broccoli), stay hydrated, health fats (avocado/fatty fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel) and spices like tumeric/curcumin. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How much time is required for the brain to return to a normal chemical balance when changing to healthy food diet?

How much time is required for the brain to return to a normal chemical balance when changing to healthy food diet?

No one knows: Although a healthy diet is good for most people, the improvement may be very subtle. I think there is more evidence pointing to regular exercise as beneficial for the brain. However if you have significant risk factors for arteriosclerotic diseases (high lipid, diabetes, hypertension etc) as healthy diet (mediterranean or vegan) may improve or retard the disease process and benefits the brain. ...Read more

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Which food is need to take....I am reading 14 hours per day because exams are very near! Help me to maintain my brain become more active?

Hang in there!: Avoid eating a lot of calories at once. Rather 200kcal every 2-3 hrs. Avoid sugar-you will only crash in 3-4 hrs. Likewise w excessive caffeine although small amounts can helpful. Tea can be a good option. Drink plenty of water. Watch intake of simple carbs like bread, pasta, pastries. Avoid fats, esp. Trans- & sat fat. Fruits, veggies, lean proteins are best rest eyes & take exercise breaks. ...Read more

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I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?

I'm aware that a great diet and exercise is healthy for the brain, but what are the best foods in terms of constantly studying for quizzes and tests?

No straight answer: Not aware of evidence that particular food is better for studying...But in general before studying:
-make sure you are physically and mentally rested, like after a nice nap
-avoid hunger or thirst
-avoid heavy meal right before studying. ...Read more

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What are some food & drink that promotes good brain health?

What are some food & drink that promotes good brain health?

Reportedly: Foods like fatty fish (think salmon, mackerel), avocados, blueberries, nuts, and even caffeine. ...Read more