Last Modified on Jun 24, 2014
Do you remember when you were a kid, and your parents said, "eat your vegetables, they will make you smarter?" Well, they were definitely on to something, even though they were just trying to make you eat your dinner. The brain requires many nutrients to process the information that our body requires to remain functional.
Brain foods contain elements that can enhance brain development or cognitive function. Likewise, many foods that people ingest have a direct correlation to the brain's control of certain hormones. There are foods in every category of the food pyramid that have properties that would qualify them as a brain food. Also there are quite a few supplements and extracts derived from foods and plants that are considered brain foods. Many Earth Clinic users highly recommend some of the brain foods in this section to be very beneficial.
Brain foods not only are for enhancement of brain development or cognitive function, but can also be a very useful home remedy for several conditions. Such foods have been shown to help enhance the secretion of many hormones which can positively affect conditions such as insomnia, depression, and energy levels.
Please feel free to comment on any of the brain foods that are listed below!
[YEA] I began taking 5-HTP for depression and anxiety and sleeplessness during a very emotionally stressful breakup. I have Not had an anxity attack since 3-07 which I had suffered from off and on for several years. I sleep so much better. I am able to think clearer and stay focused and concentrate so much better as well as improved my memory. I am thankful for this. My dr. wanted to put me on Wellbutrine. NO Thank U!
EC: More about 5-HTP here.
Replied by Cocooilfan
Howard County, Maryland, USA
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Tracey (Chicago, USA) on 01/24/2008
[YEA] ... I use 2 t. of ACV in an 8 oz. glass of water with a little honey. I drink this in the morning, and I think it's helping my tendonitis (from typing too much) and my brain fog. I am thinking much more clearly and I feel that I have more energy.
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 05/06/2009
Article on Yahoo! today about the best brains foods: http://health.yahoo.com/experts/eatthis/31477/best-and-worst-brain-foods/
We'd love to get actual feedback on any foods, supplements, & herbs that you've noticed improve brain function like memory. We'll start looking on the site for existing remedies and add them to this new page.
Stay tuned!Replied by Jane