Memory Boosters: Foods that Pack a Brain Power Punch

Are you eating a healthy amount of memory boosters?

Dietician Dawn Jackson Blatner says eating certain foods alone won't make you smarter, but combined with regular sleep, exercise and an overall balanced diet, these foods have been shown to increase focus, concentration, reaction time, and memory by keeping neurological pathways in the brain healthy and high-functioning.

Take a look at the food Dawn recommends to give your brain a power punch!

Crunch on Cruciferous Veggies
Research has shown cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts keep our memory sharper than any other fruit or vegetable.

Fill Your Cup with Coffee
Coffee has been shown to improve mental performance especially when under stressful situations.

Get Focused with Fish
The omega-3 fatty acids in fish can help keep us focused on a task, presentation, exam, etc. Other sources of omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts and flaxseeds.

Berry Good Blueberries
Blueberries contain healthy antioxidant compounds called polyphenols that may positively impact how well our brain cells signal to each other.

Get Your Beans On
Beans provide slow release glucose to fuel our brain and increase concentration. They are also good source of folic acid -- a B vitamin which may keep our brain cells healthy as we age.

For more great nutrition tips, follow Dawn on Twitter here: @djblatner. Also, check out her website: DawnJacksonBlatner.com.

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