Studies have shown that the best brain foods include blueberries, spinach, avocados and beets, reports WebMD. Nuts, seeds and deep-water fish are other foods that are beneficial for the brain. These foods also reduce the effects of age-related health conditions such as dementia.
Researchers at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston discovered that older women who ate more blueberries a day were able to prevent memory decline by almost two years, reports AARP..
Deep-water or fatty fish such as salmon, sardines and herring are high in omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy fat that boosts the production of brain derived neurothrophic factor, a protein responsible for boosting memory and alertness.
Dark green vegetables are rich in flavonoids and carotinoids, powerful antioxidants that boost the protein responsible for improving memory, says AARP.