What you eat can affect your mood, memory and clarity of thought. Foods that are slow to digest divert blood from the brain and reduce mental sharpness. A nutrition scientist at M.I.T. recommends tuna to keep mentally alert. A key nutrient involved in conversion to alertness chemicals in the brain is choline, which is found in fish, meats, egg yolks, soy products, oatmeal, rice, peanuts and pecans. Choline, a chemical precursor of the brain neurotransmitter acetylcholine can play a major role in memory.
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