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Good-for-Your-Brain Food

Research reveals that what you eat can help you stay sharp. Check out the newest studies on a few supermarket stars.

Everyday Food, September 2012


Got superfood? In a recent study from the University of Maine, people with the highest intakes of milk, yogurt, and other dairy products scored better on memory tests than those who ate little or no dairy.


Flavonoids, a type of antioxidant in berries, have anti-inflammatory properties, which can ward off age-related brain declines, reports the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.


America's sweet tooth isn't just expanding waistlines: Fructose can hamper memory and learning. But foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon, can counter that effect, finds a study in The Journal of Physiology.

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