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Newsletter 23 - Food

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“Just as food causes chronic disease, it can be the most powerful cure”


Sigh of relief. Thank God this list doesn’t include Brussel sprouts!

I watched a lot of videos, verified the studies, read articles, checked the sources.

And now I can safely say: eat these foods and you’ll be bilingual in no time!!

More seriously, I did check all the info, it’s safe to say - considering the amount of studies done - that this list of foods is indeed truly ‘good’ for your brain.

Brain Parts and Functions Affected by Food

Fats (Lipids):

  • Avocados:

    • Rich in monounsaturated fats that are crucial for brain health.

    • Help maintain cell membranes and improve cognitive functions like memory and concentration.

  • Wild Salmon & Sardines:

    • High in omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA, which is essential for brain health and reducing cognitive decline.

    • Improve brain blood flow and cell membrane maintenance.

  • Olive Oil:

    • Contains monounsaturated fats beneficial for brain health and cognitive functions.

    • Reduces inflammation in the brain.

  • Dark Chocolate:

    • Contains healthy fats and flavonoids, which improve brain blood flow and enhance cognitive performance.

  • Walnuts:

    • High in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, supporting brain health and memory improvement.

Proteins and Amino Acids:

  • Eggs:

    • Provide choline, a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, crucial for memory and overall brain health

    • Also contains vitamin E, neuroprotective against cognitive decline.

  • Protein Sources (Beans, Tofu, Nuts, Meat):

    • Provide essential proteins for neurotransmitter production, growth, and development.

    • Affect mood, sleep, attentiveness, and weight.


  • Blueberries and purple grape juice:

    • Contain anthocyanins (polyphenols), which protect brain cells and improve blood flow.

    • Enhance memory recall and reduce oxidative stress in the brain.

    • This in turn provides more energy nutrients and oxygen improving our cognitive performance

  • Broccoli:

    • High in vitamin K, antioxidants, and fiber that support cognitive enhancement and protect brain health.

  • Green Leafy Vegetables (Spinach, Kale):

    • Rich in vitamins B6, B12, folic acid, and vitamin E, which are crucial for brain health.

    • Protect against free radical damage and cognitive decline.

  • Turmeric:

    • Contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound that reduces brain inflammation.

  • Green Tea (Long-term consumption of):

    • Contains antioxidants like catechins that protect brain cells and support cognitive functions.

    • Enhances short-term memory, working memory, and attention while reducing the risk of cognitive decline.

  • Nuts and Seeds (Almonds, Sunflower Seeds):

    • High in vitamin E, which protects against free radical damage in the brain.


  • Carbohydrate Sources (Fruits, Vegetables, Whole Grains):

    • Provide a steady release of glucose for the brain, maintaining stable attentiveness and cognitive functions.

  • Important to note: glucose is the primary source of energy for every cell in the body. Because the brain is so rich in nerve cells, it is the most energy-demanding organ, using one-half of all the sugar energy in the body.


A healthier diet, rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, and oily fish, typically leads to a larger memory center in the brain and better overall memory performance.

While a diet high in refined foods negatively impacts learning and memory - per decades of animal studies and a growing number of human trials demonstrate that.

I’m telling you, what you eat will affect your language learning :-D

Want to find out more?

If you want to know more about the neuroscience of habits, you should click here

And if you want to go back on my past newsletters that cover all kinds of brain related, language related, coaching related fascinating subjects, I suggest you go to my newsletters webpage.

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