Dark Chocolate. Yes, here’s another reason to consume some delicious chocolate! Dark chocolate contains flavonoids (a group of antioxidants) which may help protect the brain. I’d recommend choosing a brand with 70% or great cocoa content. Chocolate paired with some fruit makes for the perfect night time snack.
Beets. Beets contain nitrates which convert to nitric oxide in the body. This promotes increased blood flow to the brain supporting optimal brain function. Dark red veggies, like beets, are also potent sources of antioxidants. You can throw beets into a salad or drink concentrated beetroot juice for even more nutritional benefits.
Coffee. If coffee is the highlight of your morning, you aren’t alone and here’s another reason to drink it! Coffee contains antioxidants which reduce inflammation and caffeine which keep your brain alert. Coffee also may boost your feel good hormone, dopamine.
While many things impact brain health and function that aren’t in our control, adding in these foods is a great way to boost your alertness, mood and memory. Comment below your favorite way to have these brain foods!
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