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Most people don’t get enough choline, which helps memory. Luckily, there’s an every-day food thats here to help…

Ah, the humble egg. We already know how amazing they are for providing nutrients, but thanks to two recent studies, we also know that they can help regulate mood and memory. How, you ask?

Well eggs have a whole host of pro-brain things:

  • Vitamins B6 and B12

  • Folate

  • Choline

But what is choline?

Choline is an important micronutrient that your body uses to create a neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) that helps regulate mood and memory. Two studies found that more choline = better memory and mental function. 

Egg yolks contain a high concentration (125 mg, to be exact) of choline, so eating eggs is a great way to up your intake.

And those B vitamins?

B vitamins have several roles in brain health. They slow the progression of mental decline in the elderly, and a lack of folate and B12 has been linked to depression. 

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  1. If you like your brain-fortifying food served on a bed of clouds, check out this IG hashtag for some egg inspiration. And while you’re over there, give us a follow (please)!

  2. Three great brain foods, together at last! Recipe: Smoked salmon and eggs.

FOR THE NERDY: Get cracking now [sources: National Center for Biotechnology Info]