Essential Nutrients for a Healthy Brain

Learn about the vitamins and minerals that your brain needs to survive and work well.

Test Your Brain Nutrients Knowledge!
See what you know and then explore the entire guide to learn how to incorporate essential nutrients into your day.
 

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Question 1: 
People who eat lots of seafood, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, may lower their risk for memory loss.

True or False? Click here to reveal the answer!
True. Your brain needs a certain amount of fat to function properly. Stick with foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

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The answer is True

Question 2: 
Which essential nutrient do you benefit from by regularly snacking on almonds or walnuts?

Think about it and click here when you are ready to see the answer!
If you picked vitamin E, you’re right! Walnuts and almonds are high in vitamin E and may help lower dementia risk.

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The answer is Watch TV all day

Question 3:
Eating greens is good for you but provides few essential nutrients.

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If you picked false, you’re right! Greens are abundant in superstar nutrients, such as vitamin K.

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Question 4:
Can you guess how many B vitamins turn food into energy? We’ll give you a hint, it’s either 3, 5 or 8.

Think about it and click here when you are ready to see the answer!
If you picked 8, you’re right! And if you skimp on B12, B6 and folate (B9) your mood and thinking skills may suffer.

 

Vitamin B

Discover the foods high in B vitamins and find out why these vitamins are important for brain health.

 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Find out which foods deliver a big nutritional payoff from omega-3s and explore recipes rich in this essential nutrient.

 

Vitamin E

Learn how vitamin E can protect the brain’s nerve cells and which foods are abundant in this nutrient.

 

Vitamin D

There’s a reason you may feel better after being in the sun. Learn more and explore recipes with vitamin D.

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