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

Posted: 09/22/2011 8:20 am

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.

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Think the choices you make in your diet only affect your waistline? Think again. Research has shown that eating fish at least once per week can slow memory loss and aging by 10 percent.

Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, trout and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which is very important for heart health but also for reducing the risk of acquiring Alzheimer's disease and depression. Try eating a 4-ounce serving of salmon a couple of times a week for optimum protection, or try trout or herring if you are not a salmon fan.
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