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Foods that Boost Brain Power

Grab and Go Brain Foods
Your brain is your body’s gas-guzzler. In other words, it needs a steady supply of nutrient-rich calories with a good balance of healthy fats, protein, and carbs to function at peak performance. Try these healthy mini-meals and snacks on the run.
* Homemade trail mix: whole-grain cereal squares mixed with nuts and dried fruit
* Apple slices spread with peanut butter
* Low-fat yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit, sprinkled with nuts or seeds
* Fruit smoothies made with low-fat yogurt or milk blended with fresh or frozen fruit and a little honey
* Baby carrots to dip in salsa or hummus
* Whole-wheat pita stuffed with garbanzos or edamame, shredded carrots, and a few raisins, moistened with yogurt flavored with a little curry powder
* Mini fruit pops: freeze juice in an ice-cube tray stuck with popsicle sticks
* Celery stuffed with almond butter and raisins or hummus


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7:12AM PDT on Jul 25, 2014

thanks for the tips :)

9:49AM PST on Feb 3, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

1:51PM PST on Jan 28, 2014

Vitamine B6 is the way to raise your seratonin livel and keep your brain active.

12:18AM PDT on May 2, 2013

I've got a hankering for nuts now, too!

7:19AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Thanks. Guess i'll be snacking on nuts today!!!!

7:52AM PST on Dec 26, 2011

I love Planters Fruit & Nut Trail Mix and just bought some, plan to eat it later!

9:21PM PDT on Aug 30, 2011

thanks :)

2:51AM PDT on Aug 24, 2011

Some great advice!

9:29AM PDT on Aug 10, 2011

They need to be blanched, roasted, and then dried. There is an enzyme that inhibits complete absorption of all of the nutrients.That's why the seed/nut preserves so well. A hormone is there that needs to be removed/broken down!

5:49AM PDT on Aug 10, 2011

I haven't had ants on a log in forever! The celery with peanut butter topped with raisins! Thank you!

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