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Foods to Fuel Your Brain

These 15 fresh foods can help keep your brain in top shape.

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Give Your Brain a Boost

Research reveals that certain foods can benefit your brain in a variety of ways. Here are 15 foods that can help fuel your brain. Pick up any or all of these foods on your next shopping trip.

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Spinach and Other Leafy Greens

Turn back time with leafy greens. A recent study showed that people who ate nearly one and half servings a day had the brain function of someone 11 years younger compared to those who consumed less than one serving per day over the course of five years. Salads and sandwiches are easy options, or try Ellie Krieger's lighter creamed spinach.

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Eggs

Don't forget the eggs. They have memory-boosting choline, protein for your muscles and lutein for your eyesight — important if you spend time in front of a computer screen.

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Salmon

The EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid ) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 fats found in salmon have been shown to boost brain development and improve its function. Both EPA and DHA are found in all cells of the body and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory functions. Turn salmon into a light weeknight meal that will please the brains and the bellies around your table.

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