Dr Mehmet Oz, America’s celebrity heart surgeon, announced on his TV Show
Dr Oz that chia seeds are a great brain food. Naming chia seeds as
the No. 2 food best for brain, he said it clears brain arteries clear of plaque, and improves
communication between brain cells.
Here are Dr Oz's list of brainy 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
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.