11 Foods That Make You Smarter

Fire up your focus and sharpen your smarts with these healthy brain-boosting foods.

By Leah Zerbe


Kale makes you smarter Kale

Just like Brussels sprouts, kale and its cruciferous cousins cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower act as potent anti-aging agents for the brain. A Harvard Medical School study of more than 13,000 women found that eating these veggies lowered brain age by 1 to 2 years. Money-saving tip? Kale is super easy to grow fresh and organically in your back yard.

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