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Keep your Brain Sharp with these 5 Foods

When it comes to eating for brain health most people immediately think of omega 3s and they are not wrong, research has shown that fatty acids are linked with cognitive health, however, we all seem to forget that vitamin E is also an excellent nutrient for improving cognitive function and there are plenty of sources to get it from.

Avocado Avocado packs a one-two punch when it comes to eating for brain health because it has healthy fats *and* vitamin E. One cup of sliced avocado has 21 percent of the vitamin E daily requirements. There’s a reason why healthy eaters are so obsessed with the fruit.

Sunflower Seeds Adding a mere one-fourth of a cup of sunflower seeds to your salad has 7.4 milligrams of vitamin E —37 percent of what you need for the whole day. Similarly, sunflower seed oil also contains the nutrient, so just cooking with it or drizzling it on top of your meal can up your intake.

Nuts According to the National Institute of Health, almonds and hazelnuts, in particular, are good sources of vitamin E, with 6.8 milligrams and 4.3 milligrams, respectively. Like avocado, nuts are also a good source of healthy fat, so incorporating them into your diet benefits your brain in more ways than one.

Broccoli Broccoli is a vegetable rich in vitamin E, with 1.6 milligrams per serving, or 6 percent of the daily value, according to the NIH. Adding a cup of broccoli to your next pasta dish help increase fiber intake, too.


One serving of spinach has 3 percent of the recommended DV and can serve as the perfect base for literally all the foods on this list.

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