Next to your heart and lungs, your brain is the most important organ in your body. It’s in charge of thoughts, memory, speech, arm and leg movements, and the functions of countless organs — everything from your food’s digestion and your heartbeat. But your brain needs to be “fed” properly in order to get this stuff done. So, what’s good for the “command center”? Let’s visit our brain nutrient checklist to help you load up your plate with literal brain food.
Found in fish oils, ingestion of omega-3 fatty acids increases learning, memory, cognitive well-being, and blood flow into the brain through all stages of life.* According to a study published in Current Developments in Nutrition, American adults lack adequate amounts of two of the three major omega-3 fatty acids.
You can find omegas in cold-water fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and sardines. Try sardines on top of white rice with cucumbers and soy sauce for lunch this week.
If fish isn’t your favorite, check out our omega 3 supplements! For healthy eye and brain function (and if you need omegas on a vegan lifestyle) you’ll love NutraVege® Omega-3 Plant, made with algae.*
Choline is found in rich foods like egg yolks and red meat and is an important nutrient that serves a variety of purposes in the body, including healthy brain function. It produces acetylcholine, an important neurotransmitter for memory, mood, muscle control, and other brain and nervous system functions.
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This A+ brain nourishment is a grape extract that supports mental performance and nourishes your hardworking mind.* You can find it in supplements like Brain Fuel, delicious grape flavored gummies to support short-term memory and concentration.*
Vitamins B-6 and B-12 both nourish the brain. You can find B6 in chickpeas, salmon, tuna, dark leafy greens, and bananas; B12 is in nonfat plain Greek yogurt, beef, chicken breast, and clams. B-vitamins help turn the food you eat into fuel so you can keep doing the things you love.* You can shop our B-vitamins here and here.
Phosphatidylserine’s purpose is to help regulate the membrane transfer of nutrients and neurotransmitters necessary for proper brain function.* You can find it in foods that nurture your body like soybeans, egg yolks, and liver, or you can try our Phosphatidylserine supplements for a more convenient way to maintain a healthy brain.