• Spinach – This leafy green vegetable is packed with more than 15 antioxidants to inhibit the formation of plaques that build up in those with Alzheimer’s disease.
• Blueberries – Improve communication between brain cells and help brain cells form new connections, boosting learning and memory.
• Dark chocolate – Contains flavonoids, which are strong antioxidants that can improve blood flow to the brain and reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.
• Caffeine – Coffee, black and green teas contain brain-boosting antioxidants, increasing the brain’s capacity for processing information.
• Avocados – Packed with good-for-you monounsaturated fats that promote healthy blood flow and support information-carrying nerves in the brain.
• Whole grains – Supply the brain with a steady flow of energy, also rich in vitamin E. Examples include brown rice, oatmeal and whole grain bread and pasta.
• Spices – Stimulate blood circulation and aid in digestion. Incorporate thyme, sage, turmeric, cayenne, garlic and other spices into your meals.
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