1. Home
  2. /
  3. Nutrition
  4. /
  5. Foods
  6. /
  7. Brain: 10 Foods That...

Brain: 10 Foods That Improve It (You Didn’t Know That)

by | May 21, 2021 | Foods | 0 comments

For our brain to work efficiently, he needs: 

  • intellectual training
  • physical activity
  • normal sleep
  • fresh air

But not only.

But it is also essential for our brain and proper nutrition. Because of a lack of certain substances in our diet, we can begin to have problems with memory from concentration. And in general, we can feel increased fatigue.

But of course, there is a way out. Suppose we enrich our food with healthy products. Then our brain will start to feel much better and will tell us a huge thank you.

In this article, we will talk about the food that our brain loves. It will be very useful and delicious.

How foods effects on our Brain

Scientific studies show that some of the elements contained in our food have a very healthy effect on the state of our brain. So some amino acids support neurotransmitters and neurotransmitters. which ensure the functioning of nerve cells. Some fatty acids strengthen nerve cells. And are the building material for them. Many antioxidants protect brain cells and reduce oxidation processes. So some foods are a real treasure trove for our brain.

Berries: Brain Memory

in the first place, they will include:

  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • raspberries

Blueberries have severe antioxidant properties. And if you use only two servings a week. Then it helps to improve memory and also prevents memory deterioration with age.

dark berries and such as:

  • blackberries
  • cherries
  • blueberries

Excellent sources of flavonoids that improve the health of our brain. Although on the other hand, in our latitudes, berries are probably a seasonal phenomenon. That is, not all months of the year we can eat them fresh. But there is good news. The fact is that dried and frozen berries do not lose all their useful properties. So they can be consumed at any time of the year.


Almost any nut is very useful for our brain. Thanks to its content of fatty acids (primarily Omega-3), we will help our body very well.

many nuts and seeds contain large amounts of:

  • thiamine
  • magnesium

And they are proven to improve the cognitive functions of our brain.

For example, a walnut. It is a very good source: 

  • potassium
  • magnesium
  • iron phosphorus

Brazil nuts are very fat on one side, which is not bad in principle since these are vegetable fats. But it is also a wealthy source of selenium, an essential element for our brain.

pumpkin seeds contain:

  • a massive amount of zinc
  • vitamins a and b
  • various acids

And this cocktail helps to reduce overall fatigue. It also improves our mood.

And what are the best nuts, and how many of them should you eat? 

I think the best nut is the walnut. According to the sum of the factors, it is the most useful. But I do not insist that you should eat only walnuts and no others. ultimately, it’s a matter of taste. you can make a mix of different seeds and nuts. it is recommended to eat 30-50 grams per day.

Learn more:

Walnut: What Happens If You Eat It Every Day

At the same time, do not overeat nuts. Since this food is still high in calories, some people may have allergic reactions. And in cases of overeating, the load on the pancreas and liver increases. Therefore, 30 to 50 grams per day is optimal.


Our parents told us as a child to eat fish. It’s so good for your brain. Salmon and trout are especially often celebrated here. But fish is also a matter of taste. Yes, nutritionists are very fond of fatty fish from the salmon family because it contains many such useful Omega-3.

The fact is that the more people consume Omega-3 fatty acids, the less they will have beta-amyloid content in their blood. And just the same beta-amyloid provokes the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease. It is a severe disease that people call senile senility.

Turmeric: Brain Activity

To date, it is known that the neurons in our brain do not slow down their activity, but on the contrary, they can quite successfully continue to create new neural connections. However, it was previously believed that nerve cells do not recover, and the processes can only worsen. To date, it has been found out that this is not the case. So, one of the most critical factors that affect the process of creating new neural connections is the neurotrophic factor of the brain. And it is turmeric that has these unique properties. It increases the level of the brain’s neurotrophic factor. And this is proven: it leads to an improvement in our brain’s functioning and a reduction in the risk of senile dementia.

Moreover, turmeric has a large number of other positive properties that are not related to our brain.

Tomatoes: Protect our Brain

fact is that tomatoes are rich in:

  • carotenoids
  • in particular lycopene
  • beta carotene

And they are potent antioxidants that will protect our brain cells from free radical damage. and in general, they will have:

  • very positive anti-aging effects to
  • improve our memory
  • cognitive functions as well


Any kind of cabbage will be very useful for our health. But broccoli has always stood apart from cabbage for a reason. This vegetable is very high in vitamin K, which is very useful for the work of our brain. So if you rarely eat broccoli, you should at least sometimes include it in your diet.

And research has shown that. If we regularly eat dark green vegetables, we will keep our minds young until old age. and in addition to vitamin K, they also contain:

  • vitamin A
  • lutein
  • palate
  • fiber


The next product that our brain loves is apples. In 2006, there were extensive studies. It showed that a natural biochemical compound (which is called quercetin and present in the apple is very healthy) protects our brain’s neurons from oxidation processes. Quercitin has been shown to reduce cell death in our brain significantly, which is provoked by oxidative processes. And thus, apples are excellent prevention of neurodegenerative disorders, simply speaking, senile dementia.

Green Tea

Of course, green tea is not for nothing considered curative. And it has such a rich history. It has such a special place in the culture of the east. and in eastern medicine, too. So, as a result of a study that was conducted in 2017. it has been proven that the content of particular substances in green tea, particularly the amino acids l-theanine and caffeine, greatly improves our brain’s cognitive functions and memory. Moreover, they have a mild sedative effect. That is, they can reduce anxiety and generally calm down, adjusts to a harmonious mood.


The fact is that the onion contains a large amount of folate. And it has been scientifically proven that folate will improve blood flow to our brain. And also significantly reduce the level of the amino acid homoserine. It is a sulfur-containing amino acid that is a predictor of pathological changes in the body.

Flax Seeds and Chia Seeds

I decided to combine these seeds into one item. Because they have very similar properties. They contain a large amount of Omega-3 fatty acids, in particular alpha-linoleic acid. It contributes to:

  • lowering blood pressure
  • improving local blood circulation
  • reduction of atherosclerotic manifestations

And in general, it is known that a significant percentage of senile dementia is caused by a deterioration in the blood supply to the brain. That is why the capillarization of the brain should be given special attention.

Welcome to the youwillfit world!

We are thrilled to have you join us on this journey toward a healthier and happier life. Our blog is dedicated to providing you with the latest tips, tricks, and advice on how to achieve your fitness goals and improve your overall well-being. By joining our newsletter, you'll be the first to receive exclusive content and updates. You'll also be able to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for health and fitness. So don't wait any longer, sign up for our newsletter today and take the first step towards a healthier you!

You have Successfully Subscribed!