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If You're Feeling Foggy
Dazed and confused? Snack on colorful fruits like pineapple, cranberries, and plums. These fruits contain antioxidants that fight off free radicals known to damage neurons in the brain (and potentially harm your memory); aim for several servings a day. For sharper focus, fill your plate with omega-3-fatty-acid-rich fish like salmon. The medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology recently reported that low levels of omega-3s not only decreased problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities but were linked to lower brain volume as well! Omega-3s are an essential component of our cell membranes—the more we have, the better our neurons function. Three servings a week should do the trick.