So whether you’re a violent ex-spy on the run, or just someone with a bad memory, the B12 vitamins and Omega 3s in fatty fish like salmon are some of the most important nutrients for brain health. This recipe from Neurocore Brain Performance Centers is a fiesta for the brain with blueberries, leafy greens and farro!
This fruit is loaded with antioxidants that among other things can help support the parts of the brain involving intelligence. This blueberry recipe is from the Pacific Northwest comes from the website Adventures in Cooking.
In one scene Jason Bourne beats the crap out of someone with a bible, but if only he’d remembered to take the time to read it. Well, then he’d be dead. Anyway, eggs are great for brain health being rich in vitamin B, choline and folate. And eggs don’t always have to be in an omelette. This Ezekiel French Toast recipe from the Live Fit Girls uses sprouted wheat bread to make a delicious breakfast. Not just for adults, unborn babies also benefit as eggs are important for the development of cerebral development.
Does an apple a day really keep doctors away? Yes! What about highly trained government agents? Eh. Rich in antioxidants (most of which are in the skin), much like blueberries, apples have multiple health benefits. Check out this salad recipe from the Cleveland Clinic!
Turmeric is a spice whose active ingredients, Curcumin and Ar-tumerone, are thought to help fight cancer and aid your brain with neural regeneration. Medicine that’s good for you doesn’t always have to taste bad, check out this Malaysian chicken thigh recipe with honey!
This vegetable is rich in Omega 3, folate, unsaturated fats and vitamin K all of which are great for brain health and blood flow. Yes they are high in fat, but life is short when everyone is trying to kill you so eat up! Check out this avocado and feta dip recipe!
Rich in the antioxidant vitamin E as well as thiamine peanuts are also full of healthy fats! Check out this Indonesian chicken salad recipe from Taste of Home’s site.
Consuming 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day is thought to help slow down the onset of some cognitive impairments. While scientists are still trying to figure this one out, there is no doubt that a shot of this liquid caffeine tricks your brain into waking up! Try this delicious coffee Ancho chile rub recipe on your next steak.
Broccoli, despite it’s reputation as being the favorite vegetable of despots and evil dictators with children, is high in choline and Vitamin K. This vegetable also contains an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound called sulforaphane. Scientists think that broccoli might even stimulate neurogenesis (your brain’s ability to repair itself). But really, is your mental health worth the moral bankruptcy of financially supporting these tiny, evil trees? For example, this Crack “Cocaine?” broccoli recipe from A Beautiful Plate is sinfully addictive in its own right.
The human body can’t make Vitamin C, which makes sources such as oranges necessary for better eyesight and brain health. Also they’re abundant in flavonoids, and easy to eat if you’re an amnesiac spy on the run while trying to remember what the hell is going on?? Check out this dessert recipe from Crazy for Crust!