6 Nutrient Foods  for Better Brain Health

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens, such as kale, spinach, and broccoli, are essential for keeping your brain in tip-top shape

Leafy greens offer vitamin A, which helps neurons  regulate learning and memory they also provide vitamin C and vitamin K


Berries are teeming with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that gives fruits and veggies their brilliant hues

Plus, as antioxidants, flavonoids protect nerve cells from oxidative stress, further protecting against neurodegenerative disorders.


If you aren't already nuts about nuts, their impressive brain benefits will change your mind. According to Purtell

Nuts offer omega-3 fatty acids, the "good" fats that help maintain the structural integrity of your brain. They're also required for proper blood flow

Fatty Fish

Like nuts, fatty fish are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, says Dr. Kelley. In addition to supporting your brain's structure

These fats help decrease levels of beta-amyloid in your blood. High levels of beta-amyloid are associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Dark Chocolate

Good news, dark chocolate lovers! This sweet treat is high in antioxidant flavonoids, which help support brain health by boosting the function of nerve cells

They're also involved in pathways, or cellular reactions, that protect said nerve cells from damage


 Tea—are notably beneficial for brain health, Purtell says, adding that tea also contains L-theanine, "an amino acid

 Additionally, lion's mane tea  can protect nerve cells in the memory-making part of the brain, notes Purtell. And no wonder