Can snacks boost your brain power? While foods aren't likely to enhance your IQ, there are a variety of healthy snacks and meals that retirement living seniors can sink their teeth into to improve their memory and cognitive function, according to AARP.org.
The website suggests snacking on almonds and blueberries because antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are excellent for brain function.
And what's more wholesome than oatmeal? Rolled oats with a sprinkling of cinnamon are a classic breakfast that will do more than warm you up on chilly winter mornings - it could improve your brain health, the news provider reports.
Oats will work to remove plaques from arteries in the brain, while a compound in the cinnamon will work to lower blood pressure which improves neurotransmission, according to the news source.
Moreover, oats have long-been considered to be an ideal breakfast for those with high cholesterol.
A study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine found that oat consumption can reduce overall cholesterol levels and lower the risk of elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.