Doctor Oz did a segment on Alzheimer’s Disease, so you can take Dr Oz’s Alzheimer Disease Risk Quiz to see if you are at a high risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Everyone should eat Dr Oz’s three Brain Boosting Super Foods, which will help your brain to fight deterioration and to stay as sharp as possible (something I am sure that we would all like!). Kristin Kirkpatrick joined Dr Oz to discuss the best way to nourish our brains with omega 3’s and antioxidants.
3 Brain Boosting Super Foods
Brain Food 1: Lentils
Lentils provide us with a steady stream of glucose, which is what our brain needs when it is looking for energy. Dr Oz said our brain can only take sugar as energy, not protein or fat, but it has to be the right kind of sugar called glucose, which is what lentils contain. So eat lots of lentils to give your brain the ability to come up with new ideas and thoughts.
Brain Food 2: Chia Seeds
Chia Seeds are a great omega 3 fatty acid source and they contain more antioxidants than blueberries. Chia seeds, in addition to having lots of nutrients, help with communication between the cells in your brain. You can get Chia Seeds at the grocery for around $6.99/lb, according to Dr Oz.
Brain Food 3: Brazil Nuts
Brazil nuts are full of monounsaturated fat and magnesium, which is important for signal transmissions and for your brain to be able to communicate with your body.
Brain Food 4: Coffee
One study found that the caffeine in coffee products protects the brain against damage and keeps unwanted things out of your brain. Dr Oz said that our brains have a thin coating that separate our brain from the rest of the body, but this coating can get damaged, and the caffeine in coffee can help to repair the damage.