By Diane Vanas on September 9th, 2008(viewed 1790 times).

Here’s a basic list of brain-healthy foods

  • Lean Protein
  • Fish – Salmon (especially Alaskan Salmon caught in the wild, farmed fish is not as rich in omega-3-fatty acids), tuna, mackerel, herring
  • Poultry – chicken (skinless) and turkey (skinless)
  • Meat – lean beef and pork
  • Eggs (enriched DHA eggs are best)
  • Tofu and soy products
  • Dairy products -- low fat cheeses and cottage cheese, yogurt and milk
  • Beans, especially garbanzo beans and lentils (also listed under carbohydrates)
  • Nuts and seeds, especially walnuts (also listed under fats)


  • Complex Carbohydrates
  • Berries – especially blueberries (brain berries), raspberries, strawberries, blackberries
  • Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit
  • Cherries
  • Peaches, plums
  • Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts
  • Oats, whole wheat, wheat germ
  • Red or yellow peppers (much higher in Vitamin C than green peppers)
  • Pumpkin squash
  • Spinach – works wonderfully as a salad, a cooked vegetable, adds fiber and nutrients
  • Tomatoes
  • Yams


  • Fats
  • Avocados
  • Olive oil or canola oil
  • Olives
  • Nuts, especially walnuts, macadamia nuts, Brazil nuts, pecans and almonds (also listed under protein)


  • Liquids
  • Water
  • Green or black tea
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