Polyphenols are a type of phytochemical—a fancy term for chemicals in plants. Polyphenols can act as antioxidants, meaning they help clear our cells of toxins and damage to keep them healthy.Some studies show that polyphenols are related to both decreases in age-related cognitive decline and improvements in cognitive function over time. (And that means a sharper brain, which, yay.)And, because we’re so nice, we’ve cherry-picked a list of some of the richest sources of dietary polyphenols—all based on research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Sprinkle and season your meals with:ClovesPeppermintCocoa powder—delicious on pasta (or maybe that’s just us)OreganoSageRosemaryThymeCapersSweet basilCurryGingerCuminCaraway
Power up with produce like:BerriesCherriesPlumsArtichokesApplesBroccoliSpinachOlivesGreen beansCauliflower
Choose nuts and more:ChestnutsHazelnutsFlaxseedsPecansSoybeans
Fill your cup with:CoffeeBlack teaGreen teaPure apple, pomegranate, grapefruit, or blood orange juice (in moderation)Red wine or beer (also in moderation)