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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 are healthy foods to give my 3 yr old child as snacks.?

What are healthy foods to give my 3 yr old child as snacks.?

Fruits and vegetable: Healthy snacks can be fruits and vegetables. But as with all things portions size is very important because everything has calories. Limit snacks in older children but at three they seem to eat all day long. (which is okay). ...Read more

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What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?

What is a good way to keep a diabetic child from wanting too much sugary foods and high carb snacks?

Don't buy them!: As a parent, you have control over what your child eats most of the time. Set a good example for them by only buying nutritious, low-sugar, low-fat snacks to eat, like fruits and veggies. You can't control their desires, but you can help them make good choices. ...Read more

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What are the best snack foods for me to eat if I have gastroparesis?

What are the best snack foods for me to eat if I have gastroparesis?

Simple changes...: Since fats ; large meals take longer to exit stomach, modify your diet to six small low fat feedings. Since liquids exit your stomach faster than solids, delay drinking liquids with meal rather than before. If your gastroparesis is diabetic-related, nix (permethrin) diet recommendations above ; see diabetic provider. Of note, a small particle size diet has recently been shown effective in gastroparesis too. ...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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What are the best foods to eat or to snack on to help lose belly fat?

Try these...: As recently appeared in us news and world report, some of the best fat-burning foods include oatmeal, apples, almonds, chicken breast, egg whites and asparagus, certified fitness nutrition specialist obi obadike writes. He noted that fish oil and garlic also can help burn fat, as can adding brown rice and tomatoes to the menu. Of course, don't forget to watch portions, cut alcohol, & exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me healthy foods to give my 3 yr old child for main meals trhoughout the day and as snacks.?

Can you tell me healthy foods to give my 3 yr old child for main meals trhoughout the day and as snacks.?

Normal eating: For a toddler is one good meal a day with 5-6 small snacks. Toddlers should eat the same foods you eat, except that they do not need to have low-calorie or low-fat products. Try to include the foods he or she prefers. Those preferences tend to change every few months and most children do well, even if they are picky eaters. For more specific recommendations you can see a dietitian. ...Read more

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What foods have the best vitamins for brain function?

What foods have the best vitamins for brain function?

Try this approach: Consider , in the last few years, our work with "medical foods" has shown value of vitamins b-6, b-12, folate, and vitamin d, in some cases mediterranean diet, fatty cold water fish, red wine, coffee, seem of value in some cases. Since a low fat, low carbohydrate diet is generally thought to be protective, there is a secondary benefit to brain. But all of this is not definitive for everyone. ...Read more

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What is the best natural/herbal supplement and/or foods for preventing alzheimer's disease nhs keeping the brain healthy?

What is the best natural/herbal supplement and/or foods for preventing alzheimer's disease nhs keeping the brain healthy?

Probably Curcumin: This question is hard to answer because of the need for more research, but at the moment i would say curcumin, derived from turmeric. Curcumin clearly has anti-alzheimer's properties but is poorly abosrbed; a patented form, meriva, is up to 28 times better absorbed but holds promise. See http://cen.Acs.Org/articles/90/i31/tumeric-derived-compound-curcumin-treat.Html & my comment:. ...Read more

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Best way to heal leaky gut? And why does leaky gut give me such bad fatigue and brain fog after eating? It's not food allergies

Best way to heal leaky gut? And why does leaky gut give me such bad fatigue and brain fog after eating? It's not food allergies

Leaky gut?: The only testing for a leaky gut is still done in experiments using mannitol or Lactulose. Your fatigue and brain fog may be due more to IBS. Food allergy causes reproducible symptoms like rash, diarrhea, vomiting, wheezing. ...Read more

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Help please! is biopsy the ultimately best diagnostic test for brain tumor?

Help please! is biopsy the ultimately best diagnostic test for brain tumor?

Biopsy: Yes, biopsy is the method of choice to confirm the diagnosis of a tumor. However, it is very important to take the location into account. A deep seated tumor might have unwarranted risks with surgical biopsy and might be safely observed or treated. Confer with your surgeon and oncologist regarding your specific case. ...Read more

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Is brain MRI best test for multiple sclerosis?

Is brain MRI  best test for multiple sclerosis?

Not alone.: The test is one of many used to diagnose ms. Even mris of the brain are not specific enough. The diagnosis is a compellation of tests including the lp, x-rays, and clinical presentation with a thorough exam. Electrodiagnostic tests are also used. ...Read more

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What is the best mri/mra test (model) to rule out brain aneurysm in men and is it done with (gadolinium) contrast?

What is the best mri/mra test (model) to rule out brain aneurysm in men and is it done with (gadolinium) contrast?

Any: Any mri/mra can be used for aneurysm detection. Current mris are powerful enough to detect even small aneurysms. Gadolinium contrast (if no contraindications) is a plus since it can improve picture quality. ...Read more

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Before I adopt a child, is there a way to test a 2 year old for ADHD or other brain problems with a cat scan, mri, or any other way?

Before I adopt a child, is there a way to test a 2 year old for ADHD or other brain problems with a cat scan, mri, or any other way?

Probably not: Age 2 is far too young to be able to test for many of the disorders of concern to you, and scans are not going to help. Infant psychologists can estimate overall intelligence and functioning at this age, but that may be affected by the child's circumstances before adoption. They can pick up current problems but are not apt to be great at predicting future ones such as adhd. ...Read more

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My friends dad had a drooping eye, doctors ran tests to find that he had plaque build up in an artery close to the brain ....Best options.?.....

My friends dad had a drooping eye, doctors ran tests to find that he had plaque build up in an artery close to the brain ....Best options.?.....

Many: How critical is the plaguing? Is it mostly firm ? Does it help to have surgery. ? Was the drooping on the same side as the blockage? Will the drooping go away? What is my risk now for stroke. ...Read more

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What food can increase the mind functions? What food is best for good mood ?

What food can increase the mind functions?      What food is best for good mood ?

Several choices: Cruciforms like broccoli and cauliflower are very helpful for mental functioning. Real chocolate (not candy) with at least 70% cocoa has been shown to improve mood. ...Read more

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When losing weight , how to tell you're mind "i'm full" instead of i'm hungry & what are the best foods to eat when trying lose weight atlest 60pounds?

When losing weight , how to tell you're mind "i'm full" instead of i'm hungry & what are the best foods to eat when trying lose weight atlest 60pounds?

It's called: Willpower, and it's something you can learn to do. Don't be a slave to your body and your prior unhealthy habits. There's no way to lose weight without your body making you hungry, but it doesn't hurt you physically or medically, in fact, it's just the opposite -- you get healthier and it gets easier. Learn to eat properly for the rest of your life. It will take a long time to lose 60 pounds. ...Read more

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What is the best method to teach an eager child with cerebral palsy to read?

What is the best method to teach an eager child with cerebral palsy to read?

Hard to answer: This question depends a whole lot more on your child's learning ability than their cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder, not a learning disorder. So many children with CP can learn using the same methods as any other child. If you are unsure if your child has a learning disability you should ask your doctor or a developmental pediatrician for advice. ...Read more

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What high protein snack food to eat actually work?

What high protein snack food to eat actually work?

See below: Cottage cheese
mixed nuts
hard boiled egg
edamame
low fat chocolate milk
smoothies made with whey protein
pumpkin seeds ( 1/2 cup=14g protein). ...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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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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Can you please recommend some effective snacks or food that have low carbohydrates?

Can you please recommend some effective snacks or food that have low carbohydrates?

The natural ones: In general, the content of the carbohydrates that you may want to avoid (simple/refined sugars) is lower in natural snacks (fruits, grains, etc.); and the carbohydrates present in those are much healthier than, for example, candy bars, chocolates, etc. ...Read more

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I am getting tired of the same old healthy food everyday. Any ideas for good snacks?

I am getting tired of the same old healthy food everyday. Any ideas for good snacks?

Healthy snack ideas : Ideas: 1 square of high quality dark chocolate. String cheese wrapped in a piece of low-salt ham. Apple slices with cashew butter. Fresh avocado slices wrapped in a slice of turkey. Raw veggies and hummus. 1 handful raw almonds. Berry smoothie with protein powder and ground flax seeds. Warm pear with ricotta cheese, sprinkled with cinnamon. Cup of edamame (boiled soybeans). More? ...Read more

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Could you recommend foods or snacks that would freshen breath and reduce saliva production?

Could you recommend foods or snacks that would freshen breath and reduce saliva production?

Xylitol: Xylitol mints or gum will decrease the number of bacteria in your mouth and this will make your fresher. Salvia is a good thingthatwill remove bacteria and their toxins. Dry mouths have more decay. And breath problems. ...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?

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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