7 Meals That have been determined to give you a better IQ

Whether you like it or not, your diet has a way of influencing how your body/brain works. It is believed that certain diets are capable of increasing the intelligence quotient (IQ) of a person. These foods are packed with antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that gives the brain a strong and sharp memory. Below is a collection of 7 everyday foods that you can cook in soups, pile on salads, and integrate into your eating routine. The best part of this is, they are common foods that you can find in your local market.

Almond Butter
Consider replacing peanut butter with almond butter, as it is believed to have a high chance of increasing the efficiency of the brain; particularly – beating age related memory loss. It even has more vitamins than Peanut butter. Almonds are highly rich in vitamins E, a vitamin that helps reduce risk of cognitive impairments.

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To come home to a delicious bowl of raspberry chia jam and cacao porridge with almond butter filled dates after the worst 5 mile run in the rain makes it all worth while 😋 Soaked the oats, milled flaxseed, chia seeds in oat milk before I left. Then when we returned (looking like drowned rats) stirred in a huge spoonful of raspberry chia jam added, 1 heaped tbsp of cacao powder and oat m*lk the temperature was perfect for warming us up spooning into a bowl and topping with almond butter filled dates, banana slices, buckwheat groats, orange chocolate almond butter and a dusting of cacao powder. Have a great day ❤️ #healthytwists #porridge #oats #oatmeal #chia #cacao #almondbutter

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Furthermore, certain studies have shown that almonds can be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Egg yolks are highly nutritional, as it is packed with many vitamins and minerals essential for good brain function. The yolks are rich in Choline, a vitamin like substance, used to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which aids learning and memory. The best part of eggs being brain boosters is the fact that it is cheap and very common.

It is a rich source of B vitamins, which supports cognitive function and the human nervous system.

Oily fish
Oily fish such as such as salmon, mackerel, sardines or tuna are high in an omega-3 fatty acids called DHA; which is highly required for proper brain functioning. Research has it that having abundant supplies of DHA supports learning and memory, as well as the IQ. Also consuming fishes with a high level of B vitamins including B12 is very vital for healthy nerves and brain cells.

In addition, fishes are known to be a great source of protein, which aids the provision of raw materials to make neurotransmitters and other brain chemicals.

Dark Chocolate
Interestingly chocolate can be a great brain booster too. Reason being that, the base ingredient, cacao is high in flavonols. Although milk chocolate might not have any effect on increasing your IQ, dark chocolate does.

Flavonols aid the creation of new neurons in the human brain, and also improve their ability to create new memories.

Root Vegetables
Root vegetables such as beets and carrots are very good for brain boosting. Researchers found out that beet juice can enhance the flow of blood to the human brain.

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The secret being that these root veggies contain nitrates, which is then converted into nitrite in the body.

Just like in dark chocolate, blueberries have a high concentration of flavonoids. Flavonoids in blueberries have been discovered to improve spatial memory in rats.

It has antioxidants that help lessen inflammation, which can affect the brain and its memory function.

Green tea
Getting hydrated is very important. You could opt to drink water regularly, or consider green tea which could have added benefits for your brain. It is believed that green tea aid cognitive reasoning, and allows the brain learn faster.

It also helps to increase mental alertness as well as memory enhancement. Furthermore, the antioxidants found in green tea are capable of protecting the brain and reducing risk of dementia.


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