Neuroscience 101: Can Food Make You Smarter?

by Alejandra "Alex" Ruani — Get free science updates here.

Conveniently download this 47-page Science Report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.

Learning something new. Making the right business decision. Building a complex nutritional plan.

All these tasks have something in common: they require a sharp brain.

Your success in these activities can be influenced by how smart you are.

Genetics may partly explain our intelligence. However, the heritability of IQ is only up to 50%.

So, is there anything else you could do to enhance it?

We often hear the term “brain foods”: foods that are supposedly good for your brain. But do they exist? And can they really makes us smarter? Or are they just an invention made up by some websites?

In this report, we dive into the scientific research behind the nutrients that are said to make humans more intelligent and see if there’s any truth to these claims.

One more thing: make sure to check out the table at the end, I think it’s pretty handy!

Grab “Neuroscience 101: Can Food Make You Smarter?“  below:


Download PDF NOW!


Conveniently download this 47-page Science Report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.

Topics covered in this report:

  1. Food for IQ
  2. How does your brain work?
  3. Figure 1: Brain cell in action
  4. Powering intellectual performance
  5. Figure 2: Neurotransmitter uptake
  6. Neuron membrane fluidity
  7. Reactive oxygen species
  8. ROS and intellectual performance
  9. Why is spatial ability important?
  10. Protecting your brain cells
  11. Brain-cell antioxidants
  12. Where’s the research?
  13. Oxidative stress and memory recall
  14. The Morris water maze
  15. Synaptic plasticity and learning
  16. Beyond excess ROS
  17. A fluid brain is a smart brain
  18. Keeping count of your brain cells
  19. Can we lose our intelligence?
  20. Boosting cognitive processing
  21. And the clever became cleverer…
  22. More brain cells?
  23. Other functional compounds in food
  24. Your key takeaways
  25. Table: Cognitive enhancers and food sources
  26. Learn more
  27. References and resources


Download PDF NOW!


If you want to get the latest science and our tips, make sure you sign up to our Thursday emails HERE.

Alex Ruani leads the research division at The Health Sciences Academy, where she and her team make sense of complex scientific literature and translate it into easy-to-understand practical concepts for students. She is a Harvard-trained scientific researcher who specialises in cravings and appetite neurobiology, nutrition biochemistry, and nutrigenomics. Besides investigating and teaching the latest advances in health and nutrition science, Alex makes it easier to be smarter with her free Science Catch-ups every other Thursday.
Connect with Alex via email.

Every other Thursday we share our research and actionable advice to help you and those you care about. If you enjoyed this, join our FREE updates.

Leave A Response

Please enter a valid number to confirm that you are human. *

* Denotes Required Field