09/22/2011 08:17 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2012

Blueberries, Avocados ... And What Else To Eat For A Razor Sharp Brain

From regular aging to genetic predisposition -- have you ever wondered what you can do to help keep your mind sharp and at it's best?

Although our genes do play a role in if we acquire certain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, the brain is a powerful organ, and feeding it optimum fuel or "brain food" is proven to keep it performing at it's optimum level.

Make sure to include these top 5 brain foods to your daily diet for their strong mental and memory protective benefits.

Holly B. Clegg, author of the trim&TERRIFIC® cookbook series and specialized diabetic and cancer cookbooks, has been writing about the relationship between food and health for two decades. Check out Holly's latest book, "Too Hot in the Kitchen" on Red Room, where you can read her blog.