SUPERFOOD // CHICKPEAS
It’s not easy to find good food sources of magnesium – a mineral that is highly beneficial for brain cell receptors, speeding message transmission. Magnesium relaxes blood vessels, letting more blood through to feed the brain. Studies show that the American diet is magnesium poor, and most adults average only 66 percent of the recommended requirement of magnesium. Meanwhile, stress has been shown to leach magnesium from the body. Build a meal around chickpeas, such as the Socca Bread Pizza recipe, which contain 220 mg of magnesium in a one-cup serving, to protect your brain health.