Back to School Brain Foods

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(KUTV) Dr. Shawn Talbott visited Fresh Living with some great ideas for Back to School Brain Foods to keep you and your kids focused.

He says the brain basically needs 3 things to function at it's best:

  • Healthy nerve cells (neurons)
  • Healthy carbs and glucose control
  • Health blood flow

Make sure you have meals and snacks that deliver specific nutrients such as:

  • Omega-3’s - brain cell growth
  • Flavonoids - blood flow and neurotransmitter balance
  • Slow carbs and Fiber - blood sugar control


  • Rainbow Omelette with Omega3 cage-free Eggs (choline and lutein), Brightly colored veggies (red tomatoes, green/yellow peppers)
  • Whole grain toast (fiber)
  • Oatmeal (“slow-carbs” with fiber and B-vitamins)
  • Berries (flavonoids)
  • scoop of whey protein (blood sugar control)
  • splash of half & half (blood sugar control)


  • PB & Banana sandwich (Not Pizza!) with Nut Butter (vitamin E), Banana (fiber - blood sugar), Whole grain bread (fiber)
  • Tuna sandwich with Tuna in oil (omega-3, protein), small amount of mayo with Sriracha, Turmeric (anti-Alzheimers and anti-diabetes)


  • Red Salmon with Salmon (omega 3s and astaxanthin) - cooked in Malaysian Red palm oil, sweet potatoes (amylopectin and beta-carotene) and Kale (or any other green - for fiber and B-vitamins)
  • Beef and Bean Burrito with Beef (zinc, iron, B12), Black Beans (fiber, polyphenols, B-vitamins), Guacamole (monounsaturated fats) and Salsa (lycopene)


  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, peanuts)
  • Dried blueberries
  • Dark chocolate pieces
  • Berries

Brain Boosting Smoothie

  • 1 cup milk (or coconut/almond)
  • 4 ice cubes
  • handful blueberries
  • 1 scoop protein powder (whey)
  • 100mg Suntheanine
  • 50mg Enzogenol

Dr. Shawn Talbott has a PhD in nutritional biochemistry and is the author of more than a dozen books on natural medicine, weight loss, and stress control.