What are good foods to promote brain health?

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Not nutrition, but I’m a brain scientist and I’d thought I’d mention that one the best and most protective thing you can do for your brain is exercise. It doesn’t have to be a lot – even a 20 minute walk can be very beneficial!!


I’ve done quite a bit of research on this, and believe me, there are a lot of opinions and literature out there. But, I personally suggest berries, nuts (especially walnuts), fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines, fish oil, and anchovies. I also want to add seeds to this list, although because of the omega 6 it’s a bit more controversial, but I still argue that they can be incorporated into a well rounded diet…so flax seeds, chia seeds, and hemp seeds. The key IMO is a well rounded diet that is diverse and focuses on whole foods or ideally foods that are minimally processed.


Good fats like salmon and avocado, coconut oil, eggs, lots of fruit and veggies, and green tea! Seriously, like 4+ cups of green tea per day. Source: speaking as someone who has had 6 concussions and now functions relatively normally! I’ve met with many many brain-health specialists over the years.


I feel like I’m having some brain issues because I am 99% certain this question has been asked on here for the past 3 straight days.


Eat smart people. Grilled, not fried. If that isn’t your thing, a balanced healthy diet with little to no junk does wonders for focus. Junk is defined as almost everything from a restaurant, in a bag, in a bottle, and super convenient and easy. Make sure you include some oily fish and shellfish in your diet if you can eat that stuff. They have stuff you can’t really get anywhere else that your brain needs.