One of the easiest ways to improve our memory is by eating the foods that are important for our brain health. Are there specific foods that our brain really loves? Well, yes, and nature has provided us with such a variety to choose from, with great taste and beautiful colours.

The first food your brain will love is walnuts. Have you ever noticed when cracking open a fresh walnut that the inside of the actual nut looks very similar in shape to the human brain? That is quite fascinating. Here is nature telling us that this is definitely one food your brain needs. They contain antioxidants, which fight inflammation, stimulate the birth of new brain cells and increase the communication powers of old brain cells. They also rejuvenate the very structure of brain cells.

Some of the best brain foods contain antioxidants. Antioxidants can improve your circulation, which improves the supply of oxygen to the brain, which is the brain’s single most important nutrient. Many fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants — Vitamins A, C and E — so we need to consume these foods with antioxidants because they help to fight inflammation.

You should make sure you regularly eat some of the top foods that contain antioxidants.

Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries

These all have a high content of polyphenols and anthocyanins, which are antioxidants. It is those deep intense colours of blues, purples and reds that give us a clue to their amazing brain health benefits. They also stimulate the birth of new brain cells. Other fruits and vegetables are prunes, plums, beetroot, eggplant, red cabbage, red grapes and cherries.

Green leafy vegetables

Eating vegetables of all kinds does wonders to preserve our memory as we age. The greatest protection comes from two families of vegetables — leafy greens such as spinach and lettuce and cruciferous vegetables including kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage.

These all contain the antioxidants vitamins A and C. An interesting study by a neuroscientist fed spinach to a group of rats early in their lives. After some time, he compared them to the other group of rats not fed spinach. The amazing result was the rats fed spinach had superior long-term memory, better learning abilities and far less brain damage at mid-life and in old age.


Your brain is composed of 60% fat and is the fattiest system in your body. The unique ingredient in fish is Omega-3 fat, made primarily of DHA and EPA fatty acids. High fat fish delivers more brain protection than lean fish and also contains good sources of the antioxidant CoQ10. So eating sardines, mackerel, salmon and tuna are really good for your brain health.

Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant and a rich source of flavonoids, which make the blood cells less prone to clotting, reducing the risk of stroke and “mini-strokes” that can cause symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease.

If you aren’t eating some of these foods now, it’s time to include them in your diet on a daily basis. By doing this, you will be improving your brain health and your brain will love you for it.