First everyone went crazy for disease-fighting antioxidants. Then gut-healthy probiotics were all the rage. Now the buzz in nutrition circles is about nootropic foods, which enhance cognition and memory.
The top brain food is oily fish (salmon, sardines) rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help the brain build nerves and cells. Caffeine, in moderation, is also good for the brain, so think of your morning coffee as medicine. And circling back, antioxidants are neuro-protective, so load up on blueberries, pecans and dark chocolate.