12 Foods to Boost Your Brain Power

Feeling foggy? Your diet may be to blame. Here, the best foods to keep your brain in tip-top shape (10 Photos)

Alice G. Walton on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:56AM

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12 Foods to Boost Your Brain Power

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Fork Up Fish For a Sunnier Disposition

Feeling down? Spoon up some fish. Seafood is full of omega-3 fatty acids, compounds that are essential building blocks for brain cells. Their healthy fats also help regulate mood, allowing the "feel-good" brain chemicals, serotonin and dopamine, better entry into the cells. Omega-3s EPA and DHA also help prevent inflammation in the brain, which "contributes to the development of depression" according to Gordon Parker, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute, a research institute specializing in mood disorders. To nab the benefit, he says, "it's suggested to eat at least 2 servings of oily fish (e.g. salmon, blue mackerel) per week."
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