Various foods have been touted for their positive effect on cognitive function, but how do these foods actually help the brain? What do omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates and other foods do to help the brain do its job properly?

Check out the slideshow above to learn more about how your brain actually uses health food. Then check out Feeling Stressed? These 3 Kinds of Food Beat Stress and Anxiety by our friends at StyleList.

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