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Can’t Concentrate? You’re Probably Not Getting Enough of These 10 Foods

Reader's Digest Logo By Lauren Cahn of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: 'Your brain needs fuel to function,' says registered dietitian, Elisa Bremner, the campus nutritionist at the Pleasantville Cottage School in Westchester, New York. And although there are several ways to <a href='http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/best-brain-food/1'>feed your brain through your belly</a>, complex carbohydrates are the best choice for the minute-to-minute fuel the brain needs to run smoothly. But your brain also requires specific nutrients to help build and maintain neurological structures. For example: 'Choline is essential for our brain's neurotransmitters,' says Bremner. Egg yolks are the most concentrated <a href='https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2782876/'>source of choline</a> in the American diet, providing 680 milligrams per 100 grams.'It's a common misconception that egg yolks are not healthy,' says Bremner. 'They're actually a very important source of choline, which is essential to the brain's sending the right messages to the rest of the body, which is, in turn, essential to a feeling of well-being, and the first step in figuring out how to focus better is figuring out how to feel better in general.'

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Are there meals that can mend your mind? We asked the experts for real brain foods: Here are the treats they recommend you try.

'Your brain needs fuel to function,' says registered dietitian, Elisa Bremner, the campus nutritionist at the Pleasantville Cottage School in Westchester, New York. And although there are several ways to feed your brain through your belly, complex carbohydrates are the best choice for the minute-to-minute fuel the brain needs to run smoothly. But your brain also requires specific nutrients to help build and maintain neurological structures. For example: 'Choline is essential for our brain's neurotransmitters,' says Bremner. Egg yolks are the most concentrated source of choline in the American diet, providing 680 milligrams per 100 grams.'It's a common misconception that egg yolks are not healthy,' says Bremner. 'They're actually a very important source of choline, which is essential to the brain's sending the right messages to the rest of the body, which is, in turn, essential to a feeling of well-being, and the first step in figuring out how to focus better is figuring out how to feel better in general.'
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