Boost Your Brain Heath with Food!

Nutritionist, dietitian, show guest and Dr. Oz expert Kristin Kirkpatrick shares her tips for nourishing your brain.

Posted on | By Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD
  • Mixed nuts – not only contain healthy fats that help blood flow but also contain magnesium, which aids in signal transmission between neurons.
  • Eggs/turkey – are great sources of B12. The B vitamins in general help prevent the buildup of homocysteine, which may decrease cognitive function.  Turkey also contains tryptophan, an amino acid essential for protein synthesis.
  • Food can provide so much more than fuel. It heals us, it gives us energy and it allows us to do a math equation, swing a bat, take a shower or drive our cars.  Our day-to-day actions are all controlled by our brain, isn’t it time we truly fed it the right foods!?

    Article written by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD
    Kristin Kirkpatrick is the Manager of Wellness Nutrition Services at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, in Cleveland, Ohio.