4. Green Tea
Green tea is another beverage that is rich in antioxidants, plant polyphenols, and the brain-boosting effects of those substances. Furthermore, green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that supports critical brain chemicals. For a variation on green tea, try this recipe for Citrus-Honey Green Tea at Allrecipes. It calls for green tea powder, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, and honey.
Curcumin, the component of turmeric that imparts its characteristic golden yellow color, may protect brain health through its antioxidant effects. Some studies suggest this ancient Indian spice may be helpful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Check out Bon Appetit’s recipe for Coconut-Ginger Chickpea Soup. Brain-boosting turmeric, chickpeas, and lentils come together with raisins, onion, and coconut milk to make a tasty, filling soup.
Oatmeal is a nutritious food packed with fiber, whole grains, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. As such, it fills your tummy and provides the nutrients needed to keep you healthy and active. Support your brain by enjoying a morning bowl of oatmeal topped with blueberries and almonds. Or bake up a batch of these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies by Two Peas & Their Pod.