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247Health.com Dietitian Nutritionist: What Foods Are Good for Brain Health?

People want to know: what foods should I be eating to improve my overall brain health. Well, the science for this is often unclear–different foods and supplements are constantly hyped as the next big thing. But here are a few brain foods that have definitely stood the test of time:

Leafy Greens

So that’s arugula. Collard greens. Swiss chard. Of course, kale is the trendy choice here. But spinach is great too. And you can easily slip it into a smoothie and never taste the difference. Seafood.

Now, everybody knows seafood is brain food. But people often stress about how to work it into the diet. Hard to find, expensive.

So consider: canned salmon. Cheap and easy, and you still get all those great omega-3s.

Nuts and Seeds

Things like cashews, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds. These are great as snacks on the go, but can also be tossed into stir fry dishes and salads. Leafy greens, seafood, nuts and seeds. Add these to your diet regularly and you’ll feed your brain as well as your body.


Lindsey is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, CDC Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach, and employee wellness expert in Franklin, TN. She graduated from the Dietetic Internship program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and prior to this, earned her B.S. in Human Ecology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

With over a decade of dietetics experience spanning the fitness industry as well as the public sector, Lindsey has appeared on Bustle, BuzzFeed, Greatist, HealthDay Living, POPSUGAR Fitness, and Well+Good. Lindsey is passionate about helping people dial down their food frustrations and turn up the healthier habits that make for a happier life.

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