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Most people don't give much thought to their midday meal—it's just fuel to get them to dinner. But choose lunch wisely and it can do wonders.
To stay sharp, try:
- Grilled salmon
- Green tea
The science behind it:
These foods enhance memory and learning, says Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, PhD, a professor in UCLA's neurosurgery department. Omega-3s in salmon and walnuts help nerve cells communicate; antioxidants in spinach and corn (such as vitamin C and flavonoids) optimize brain cell performance; and green tea also helps boost brain function.
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As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.