SU­PER­MAR­KET GUIDE

We’ve cho­sen 5 foods – with key brain-sup­port­ive nu­tri­ents in­clud­ing omega-3 fatty acids and vi­ta­min B12 – to help pre­vent mem­ory loss and sharpen fo­cus while also sat­is­fy­ing crav­ings.

Clean Eating - - CONTENTS - BY ALEXAN­DRA EMANUELLI, PHOTOGRAPHY BY VIN­CENZO PISTRITTO

Bump up your brain power with these 5 yummy snacks.

1 JUST KEEP SWIM­MING

With a mild veg­e­tal fla­vor and a crust of salt, Ocean’s Halo Sea Salt Sea­weed Snack’s sea­weed is one of the few veg­etable sources of B12 and omega-3 fatty acids, which can im­prove, and even pre­empt, de­clin­ing brain func­tion. $16 for 12 pack, ocean­shalo.com

2 CLEVER CA­CAO

The deep and slightly bit­ter fla­vor from a 75% ca­cao is tem­pered with sweet maple sugar in Raaka’s Maple & Nibs dark chocolate bar. Dark chocolate’s flavonoids have been shown to help form and strengthen brain cell con­nec­tions, mean­ing we’re all for more ca­cao in our lives. $6, raaka­choco­late.com

3 NIM­BLE NIBBLE

These Health War­rior Or­ganic Pump­kin Seed Bars are a tooth­some bite of pump­kin seeds, a solid source of mag­ne­sium and zinc. Reg­u­lar in­take of mag­ne­sium has been linked to an al­most 50% de­cline in pre­vent­ing mi­graines, and zinc is cru­cial for reg­u­lat­ing the sleep cy­cle. $2, health­war­rior.com

4 BRIGHT-EYED & BRAINY

It doesn’t sur­prise us that a mug of earthy Four Sig­matic Mush­room Cof­fee with Lion’s Mane, a medic­i­nal and adap­to­genic mush­room, helps jolt brain func­tion. Along­side or­ganic Ara­bica beans, this brew in­cludes chaga mush­rooms and wild rho­di­ola root, meant to sup­port cog­ni­tion and mem­ory. $15, four­sig­matic.com

5 SHARP SUP­PLE­MENT

Cre­ated with a com­bi­na­tion of high-qual­ity in­gre­di­ents, Bar­lean’s Brain Op­ti­mizer is pow­ered into a chocolate mix, per­fect for smooth­ies and other bev­er­ages. Gingko biloba, one of these com­pounds, pro­tects nerve cells from dam­age in Alzheimer’s pa­tients and might help de­men­tia pa­tients by pro­mot­ing blood cir­cu­la­tion in the brain. $50, go.bar­leans.com

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