September 02, 2019 2 min read

Your brain is the control center of your entire life, and as your heart, it’s always working, even while you sleep.

And your brain uses of fuel! In fact, it only accounts for about 3% of your total body weight but it uses about 17% of your total energy throughout the day.

That being said, a combination of deep restful sleep and high-quality nutrient-dense food not only helps you get the most out of your training, but it also provides your brain and body the best environment to repair itself.

Fortunately, the same foods that nourish your brain nourish your heart, which means if you focus on improving one the other will improve too.

Here’s what to eat to boost your brainpower: 

  • Dark berries
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Walnuts. (They do look like a brain!)
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Dark chocolate
  • Chia seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Brown rice
  • Spinach
  • Caffeine in tea or coffee
  • Quinoa
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Apples
  • Spinach

On the flip side, there are a lot of things that can leave you feeling foggy, unfocused and have devastating effects later on in life such as Alzheimer's disease.

Here’s what to avoid:

  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Enriched, bleached, and refined flours, bread, crackers (white)
  • Trans fats
  • Saturated fat

To get the most out of your brain you can also include high-quality nootropics into your daily routine.

Nootropics can boost your cognitive abilities such as focus, memory, mood and reaction times.

Here are some incredible natural brain-boosting nootropics:

The fact is getting plenty of sleep and eating high-quality foods will help you live a long healthy life.

Choose wisely!