We cannot deny the fact that as we age, our body and mind age with us too, which is sad but true. But studies show that you grow your chances of preserving the health of your brain until you grow old with some “brain food” added in day-to-day eating ritual.

How does the food that you eat every meal, every day, affect the way how your mind works? Let us tell you this; it means a lot!

How does the food that you eat every meal, every day, affect the way how your mind works? Let us tell you this; it means a lot!

And yes, once again, we tell you, food for the mind matters.

Eating good food and maintaining a balanced diet is best for you to achieve a healthy well-being, not only physically but also mentally. Just like our heart, our lungs, our muscles and any other organs that we have in the body, our mind also requires nutrients for it to preserve its healthy state and to age gracefully.

But how do you know which foods are healthy and perfect for us to make our gray matter joyful and fit?

In this article, we will give you some of the “brain foodies” that you have to eat for you to be a certified “mind-friendly” without you taking those limitless pills featured in the movie:

1. Avocados

Avocados are popular as one of the most healthy fruits and one of the public’s most loved fruit of all times. Although this fruit also contains a high amount of fat, it is also good to know that this food is rich in healthy fats (also known monounsaturated fats) keeping your sugar level balanced and adds a glow to your skin.

It contains this two vitamins: folate and vitamin K. These types of vitamins are familiar when it comes to blood clotting. Thus, helps in preventing blood clots in the brain or often called stroke and above all, improves the function of the brain especially when it comes to memory and focus.

Moreover, avocados are also full of vitamins B and C, which, unfortunately, are not present in your body and should be refilled day by day. In addition to that, they are also rich in protein and has the lowest level when it comes to sugar content among all the fruits.

Eating this will not make you guilty. The texture of this fruit makes it perfect for all smoothies and shakes and even a perfect substitute for baked good fats. We’re kind of sure that eating this fruit will match how the new pill from Limitless helps you when it comes to the enhancement of the brain’s function.

2. Blueberries

Blueberries are showing us that great things come in small packages. Many diet conscious people tend to eat this every day as this will remove the thought of Limitless brain pills in your mind because of its naturally sweet taste like a candy and overflowing health benefits.

For beginners, you will be surprised as this fruit is incredibly high in antioxidants, including vitamins C and K, and more importantly, fiber. Because it has loads of gallic acid, it is important to safeguard our brains from stress and deterioration. Get a daily dose of Blueberry Pancake, and you may disregard the idea of taking the new limitless pill.

3. Broccoli

Mothers know best, indeed. And when she said that you need to eat that broccoli on your plate, you should have eaten it. This vegetable contains a high amount of choline and vitamin K, which means the more broccoli you eat, the sharper your memory would become.

Aside from that, it is also rich in vitamin C to the extent that one cup of this vegetable provides you about one hundred and fifty percent of the suggested intake every day. The richness of fiber in it makes it quick for you to feel full. 

4. Celery

Celery is well-known for its low-calorie content. Imagine this, one cup of celery would only give 16 calories. Incredible, right? We bet you will be running in haste to the grocery store when you discover some of its health benefits. This vegetable is high in antioxidants as well as polysaccharides that help in treating IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and pain in the joint.

Due to the heavy amount of nutrients in it, tons of different varieties of vitamins, some minerals and of course, nutrients low in calories, it would be an excellent snack choice if you want to lose some pounds. One more thing, if you like eating the stacks, never skip or throw the leaves and the seeds as this would bring another set of health benefits for you.

5. Dark Chocolate

Chocolates are known for their high-fat content, but not all chocolates are created equal. And dark chocolates are the living proofs. Dark chocolates are full of flavonols, a compound that contains anti-provocative properties and antioxidants.

They help in enhancing the flow of blood to the heart and the brain. Aside from them, it also aids in keeping your blood pressure low.

But, don’t think in indulging Cadbury yet. Almost all of the chocolates that are available in the supermarket are all highly processed and is not beneficial for you. It is best to choose chocolate that is real dark as this will give you more health advantage.

Don’t choose milk chocolates and white ones too. Opt for something not processed too much. Want something with at least seventy percent of cocoa for you to make sure that you’re getting your desired brain benefit.

So, these are just some of the foods that you need to take for you to improve your cognitive function. Eating this will ensure that your brain is less likely prone to memory loss and other dementias. However, did you know that your calorie intake also contributes to the function of your brain?

An old research in 1930 found out that those who eat more calories may increase the risk of memory issues for those who are more elderly when it comes to age. Aside from that, we all know that the more calories you take, you’re most likely prone to be obese.

From that day forward, nutritionists and even mental doctors have been keener when it comes to calorie intake to maintain the brain’s ability to optimal condition.

So, for you to keep your brain from functioning well, here are some of the calorie counter apps that would aid in achieving your goal:


MyFitnessPal is one of the most common calorie counters in the present time. What it does is it tracks your current weight, and it also does the math for you when it comes to daily recommended calorie intake. It also suggests a perfectly designed food diary and a log for all of your hours spent in exercising.

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This app is also one of the most famous health trackers that consists of a user-friendly food diary and an exercise log. What’s good about this is you can connect any other fitness devices such as a pedometer.


It is rightful for you to take action, especially if the one concerned is your brain. After all, this acts as a central system for everything that we do. You may ask something like “Is the drug from Limitless real?” but taking or eating these foods in the checklist shall guarantee you to achieve a healthy and happy brain.

Do you have any other experiences when it comes to food or any apps that may be helpful that you would like to share? We will be waiting for your comments!

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Christine Taylor is a health buff and the chief writer and editor of OmniBioPharma. She is a professional paraglider and a camping enthusiast. Traveling is one of her favorites and so as food. Most importantly, she is a mom to her pet chinchilla Bagel.

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