Food & Drink - - TREND SPOTTING -

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.

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