1Every bite of food you eat is a choice that either depletes or nourishes your brain.
The wrong foods — like sugar and trans fats — can leave you feeling mentally foggy, anxious, and depressed, while the right foods help make you mentally sharp, positive, and productive.
Certain foods are particularly high in the nutrients needed to create, protect, and repair brain cells.
They also supply the building blocks of neurotransmitters — brain chemicals that control how well you learn and remember, how happy and motivated you are, and how well you can relax and enjoy life.
Foods that are rich in essential brain nutrients will protect against a variety of mental disorders now and degenerative brain diseases in years to come.
We call these brain foods.
In this guide, we’ll look at the best of the best — the top brain foods — and the remarkable things they can do for your brain and mental well-being.
Some of these foods are known for their long-standing healthy reputation, while others are only recently being recognized as the powerhouses they are.
We’ve also included shopping, storing, and preparation tips so that you’ll reap maximum brain nutrition from every bite you take and every dollar you spend.