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These are the 10 best foods for over-40 brains.

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Certain things need more attention as you age. You probably know that your heart, weight, and even your erection need more care. You also need to ensure that your brain is well-cared for. There are many ways to do this, but the key is to eat right. Proper brain food can help you stay sharp as you age into your 40s. We spoke with experts to find out what to eat to maintain your sharpness. We have more brain foods to share with you.

  1. Wild Salmon

A four-ounce salmon serving contains approximately 2,000 mg of DHA or EPA. These fatty acids are essential for brain health and serve as an oil for the hardware. Joan Salge Blake, a dietitian and author of Nutrition suggests consuming at least two portions of fatty fish per week.

  1. Blueberries

Blueberries can be thought of as an anti-rust for gray matter. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which neutralize neuronal misfires caused by free radicals. Suzanne Farrell, a Denver dietitian from Cherry Creek Nutrition, recommends consuming one cup of frozen or fresh blueberries per day. Blueberries are great for your libido.

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  1. Green or black tea

Tea’s antioxidant catechin promotes blood circulation, which increases brain power by improving memory, mood, and focuses—one cup of freshly brewed tea per day, hot or cold. The same effect is not available with bottled teas.

  1. Whole grains

Brain function is dependent on constant glucose for fuel. Whole grains rich in fiber and B vitamins provide a steady flow of fuel, which is vital for the nervous system. Blake recommends Oats, brown rice, and whole-grain bread as the best options for heart health.

  1. Kidney beans

Kidney beans, complex carbohydrate-rich and protein-packed provide steady energy for the brain. Any bean will work, but kidney beans contain more omega-3s than other types. Blake recommends that you consume half a cup of beans each day. Here are some other foods that you should be eating at your age.

5. Kidney beans

Kidney beans, complex carbohydrate-rich and protein-packed provide steady energy for the brain. Any bean will work, but kidney beans contain more omega-3s than other types. Blake recommends that you consume half a cup of beans each day. Here are some other foods that you should be eating at your age.

  1. Almonds

According to Sari Greaves, a dietitian and creator of inVok energy drinks, consume one ounce of almonds per day to boost vitamin E.

  1. Dairy

Plain yogurt and milk are rich in protein and B vitamins. They also have low glycemic indexes, which provide stable energy for the brain. Greaves suggests that you consume three portions of low-fat or fat-free dairy per day.

  1. Avocado

Avocado is rich in monosaturated fats that increase blood flow to the brain. This leads to improved cognitive function. Greaves recommends eating 1/4 cup twice per week.

  1. Dark Chocolate

The brain’s blood flow is improved by flavonoids, a natural nutrient found in cocoa. This helps to boost cognitive function. Chocolate caffeine also increases concentration. Greaves suggests that you indulge in 1 ounce of dark chocolate per day to reap all its benefits. The good news is that chocolate is good for your heart.

  1. Turmeric

According to evidence, curcumin, the main ingredient of turmeric, improves cognitive function; instead of using salt, spice up lean meats with turmeric. It is also great with vegetables, rice, or salad dressings.

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