The diet is very important for body health, but what happens with the brain?

Some studies summarized in ten to twelve the important food for the proper functioning of the brain such as chia seeds , blueberries , fish , avocado , olive oil , broccoli , nuts , water , pumpkin , tomatoes, spinach and cacao, garlic, coffee, eggs…

I’ll describe below the benefits of the most common in this days:

  1. Chia seeds – Prevent aging of tissues, thus keeping intact its functions longer.
  2. Bluberries – Improve our memory, learning and cognitive functions in general, thanks to a compound containing called flavonoids, which protect against free radicals, which can damage healthy tissue as well as decrease the capacity of our memory, also prevent or delay degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Fish – High in phosphorus helps strengthen the brain. It protects both our memory and cognitive ability.
  4. Nuts – Get better working memory, which enables short-term storage of information.
  5. Spinach – Maintain the electrical conductivity of brain, then signals between neurons occur more quickly and therefore make us think more clearly and respond faster.
  6. Pumpkin – The principal nutrient is the Folic Acid that help us keep our minds alert and agile, it also improves our memory and the speed at which the brain processes information.
  7. Broccoli – Enhance Memory.
  8. Olive Oil – Protects tissues and makes our blood circulation be correct.
  9. Avocado – Antioxidants that help prevent aging and premature deterioration of our brain health.
  10. Tomato – Eating tomatoes reduces the risk of stroke and ictus.
  11. Water – A proper hydration gives volume growth in the brain.
  12. Cacao – Its antioxidants prevent premature aging of the body, allowing improves blood flow to the brain, which also helps maintain cognitive skills.


As can be seen the biggest benefits are for memory, blood circulation and cognitive skills. Have a healthy diet is critical to the quality of life of our brain.


For more information you can visit the next links:

Ruth Talavera Flores


Research Associate & IRIANS’s Representative for

the Iberian Peninsula and Mexico

IRIANS- The Neuroscience Institute

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