What to Eat for a Healthy Brain - Brain Food
Food for thought—as well as memory, spatial perception, verbal skills, and more.
By Emma Haak
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the August 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
The beans are rich in choline, a building block for a neurotransmitter that helps relay information throughout the nervous system. Boston University researchers showed that higher choline intake is linked to better scores on verbal and visual memory tests, and MRI scans revealed that the participants who ate choline-rich foods also had fewer white matter hyperintensities, spots on the brain that are considered possible indicators of increased risk for Alzheimer's.
An alternative: turkey or chicken.
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