What to eat for good brain activity

Photo: Ton Rulkens

Pho­to: Ton Rulkens

Sci­en­tists have com­piled a list of prod­ucts that are most use­ful for the func­tion­ing of the human brain and can increase men­tal activ­i­ty.

It turns out that intel­li­gence also depends on prop­er nutri­tion. Nutri­tion­ists have found that four types of foods stim­u­late the brain and increase men­tal per­for­mance.

oily fish

Fat­ty fish are high in omega-3s. These polyun­sat­u­rat­ed fat­ty acids are active­ly involved in the pro­duc­tion of gray mat­ter in the brain, which is respon­si­ble for the accu­mu­la­tion and assim­i­la­tion of infor­ma­tion.


It has been exper­i­men­tal­ly proven that peo­ple who reg­u­lar­ly con­sume milk and dairy prod­ucts sig­nif­i­cant­ly improve the per­for­mance of log­i­cal think­ing and mem­o­ry. Brain cells eas­i­ly assim­i­late the com­po­nents of dairy prod­ucts, and this has a pos­i­tive effect on a per­son­’s intel­lec­tu­al abil­i­ties.


Beans, peas, soy­beans and lentils con­tain a large amount of vit­a­min B and folic acid, which do not direct­ly affect intel­li­gence indi­ca­tors, but have a pos­i­tive effect on one of the men­tal func­tions — they strength­en mem­o­ry.


The antiox­i­dant lycopene con­tained in toma­toes active­ly neu­tral­izes the harm­ful effects of free rad­i­cals on the human brain. Lycopene pro­motes cell renew­al, which leads to skin reju­ve­na­tion, as well as cleans­ing and heal­ing of the body as a whole.

In addi­tion to these four food groups, nutri­tion­ists also con­sid­er cran­ber­ries, spinach, beets, cab­bage, and blue­ber­ries to be ben­e­fi­cial for brain activ­i­ty.

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The opin­ion of the edi­tors may not coin­cide with the opin­ion of the author of the arti­cle.

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