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Brain-Healthy Foods & Benefits of B Vitamins for Your Brain

Keeping your brain healthy keeps the rest of your body on alert



In my last post, I promised I would provide a list of brain-healthy foods, which are categorized as "B vitamins," according to a nutritionist from Harvard, who states that "B vitamins and foods that contain them are number one in keeping the brain healthy."


Here's the list of "the best Vitamin B foods."

  • Yogurt

  • Eggs

  • Legumes

  • Salmon

  • Sunflower Seeds

  • Leafy Greens

Some of these brain-healthy foods may not be on your menu or even on your grocery list. However, if you could select one of the foods that you don't eat, or have never eaten, you would be one step closer to a healthier brain.

Salmon is a staple I keep in my freezer. It's rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and is a lean source of protein.

Salmon is simple and easy to prepare. There are prep and cooking instructions on the packaging. There's also a gazillion recipes online.


Although, I fix my salmon my way:

  • Pre-heat 450-degree toaster oven (more convenient for me)--stove oven is fine, as well.

  • Take a frozen wild-caught, 4-ounce fillet of salmon from my freezer,

  • Lightly cover the salmon fillet with extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO),

  • Place the salmon fillet with skin-side down on an aluminum pan (or any baking pan) with enough water in the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking and burning (this is what I call my salmon tray).

  • Season salmon with pepper, Cajun seasoning, a squeeze of juice from a fresh lemon, and sprinkle with parsley.

  • Place salmon tray in toaster oven or oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the salmon flakes when poked and twisted with a fork.

  • Sometimes, if I have a taste for hot-'n-spicy, I'll sprinkle hot sauce on top.

Again, this is how I like my salmon-- but prepare and season to suit your taste.


As a bonus, I've listed how your brain benefits from B vitamins

  • Increased energy.

  • Breaks down medications.

  • Reduces inflammation.

  • Supports overall brain health.

  • Fights diseases.

  • Helps cells communicate better.

  • Keeps you balanced.

  • Enhances heart health.

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