10 Brain Food Surprises
did you know that there are actually Foods that will help you to become smarter and have a brain that functions at full capacity? 
If not, these 10 brain foods might surprise you.
1. Pork 
 
Pork is rich in thiamine, a vitamin which encourages healthy blood for your brain and helps it to operate at its full potential. Of course, it's important to make sure that you're not eating pork which is high in fat or unnaturally processed. For best results, buy pork which is as organic as possible and avoid fatty cuts. 
 
2. Red Berries 
 
Berries such as strawberries, raspberries, and cherries have high quantities of polyphenols, which help you to control the brain hormones which tell you when to eat and when to stop. Bringing these hormones into balance helps your brain to properly process hunger and satiation so that you won't be distracted by cravings. 
 
3. Nuts 
 
Almonds, pecans and walnuts contain omega fatty acids, which are important in brain function. They're also high in nitric oxide, which stimulates healthy blood flow--always good for your brain. It might also interest you to know that nitric oxide promotes sexual health in men and is one of the key ingredients in Viagra. 
 
TIP: Whenever possible, avoid nuts which have been preserved using BHT. 
 
4. Eggs 
 
Eggs are the highest natural source of choline, a nutrient which boosts the memory center of the brain. Choline also increases neuron and synapse firing rates and helps your brain get fired up for high-level thinking. That's probably why they're such a popular breakfast food! For best results, buy organic eggs, because they are going to have the highest concentration of choline possible. 
 
5. Blueberries and blackberries 
 
Blueberries and blackberries also contain the essential fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6. Again, these fatty acids are important in brain function. They can also help to lower your cholesterol level. 
 
Just make sure that you're actually eating the berries, because consuming juices will raise your sugar intake to unnatural levels. It's also important to consume berries that are free of pesticides. 
 
6. Wild-caught Salmon 
 
Salmon are another great source of the omega 3 fatty acids that are essential for brain function. However, it's important to purchase wild-caught salmon, because farm-raised salmon don't have anywhere near as much omega 3. 
 
7. Coffee Beans 
 
Yes, that cup of coffee that you're drinking in the morning actually contains amino acids, vitamins and minerals which are essential to brain function. Recent nutritional studies also revealed that the caffeine content in coffee reduces chances of Alzheimer's and 
dementia. 
 
8. Cacao Bean 
 
This is really exciting, because this is the bean which chocolate is made from! Rich in amino acids, minerals and vitamins, the cacao bean is great for promoting good brain 
function. 
 
Quick tip: It has to be dark chocolate. Milk chocolates and white chocolates contain little or no cacao bean and will only make your clothes shrink. 
 
9. Avocado 
 
Avocadoes are also a terrific source of omega 3 fatty acids. Avocadoes are also a great substitute for cheese and give you a natural source of fat that is great for your figure. 
 
10. Books 
 
Okay, so they're not a food, but you have to make sure that you're feeding your brain something it can actually "chew on," otherwise all the brain foods in the world aren't going to stimulate productive thought. Choose books that inspire you and that help you to learn more about the things that you want to accomplish in your life. 
 
Bon appetit!
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