Neurologist Recommended Breakfast Food For a Healthy Brain

The experts weigh in

Janice Tovey


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If we want healthy brains, we better listen to the neurologist’s recommendations for breakfast food with a cognitive punch.

These are the specialist’s sharing their wisdom, telling us what we should or should not be popping in our toasters.

Isn’t it enough that as we age, we must worry about our blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, weight, and chronic disease.

Now they are telling us that we must pay attention to the effect our food has on our brain. Our cognitive function as we age.

“Luckily, we actually have a lot of data that drives what we think about when it comes to brain health,” Dr. Mona Bahouth, assistant professor of neurology at the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine, tells

Maybe we better pay attention. Can you guess the #1 recommendation.

WATER: Yes water. Start your day with an eight-ounce glass of water. Water gets your bodily processes off to an optimum start, staves’ dehydration, and get the blood flowing to the brain. No, unfortunately I don’t think coffee counts even though yes there is water. Want to take it up a notch. Add some fresh lemon juice for a health boost.

NUTS AND BERRIES: Eating a bowl of raspberries, blackberries, or blue berries along with a little 70% or more dark chocolate will ramp up your Vitamin C and antioxidant intake.

COFFEE: YEH! Coffee makes the list of healthy breakfast brain food. No more than two cups, hold the sugar and add soya or almond milk. Research is showing that coffee can reduce our risk of stroke, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. It still doesn’t count as water.

WHOLE GRAIN TOAST WITH AVOCADO AND SALMON: This breakfast boasts protein, healthy fats, and carbohydrates. Wild caught salmon cooked in olive oil is ideal. It will keep you full all day.

HOLD THE YOLK WITH GREENS: Scrambled egg whites in olive oil with kale, spinach or leafy greens are the perfect light and healthy brain breakfast. The jury is out about cholesterol and egg yolks. Make up…



Janice Tovey

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