9 of 11 Brain Food #9: Ground Flaxseed View All < > Start again? You may also like slide show Fish Oils That Taste Good (Really!) Flax is the best source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)—a healthy fat that improves the workings of the cerebral cortex, the area of the brain that processes sensory information like touch and taste. To meet your daily quota, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flaxseed on salads or mix it into a smoothie. Try this tasty blueberry-flaxseed shake recipe from lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls Nicole Scherzinger. You can use your keyboard to see the next slide ( ← previous, → next) Snack on these superfoods to stay focused all day long Promo Subtitle Snack on these superfoods to stay focused all day long. By Matthew Kadey, R.D. Image Alt Text The 11 Best Foods for Your Brain Title Text The 11 Best Foods for Your Brain Media Folder: Media Root Diet Tips Topics: diet foods superfoods By Matthew Kadey, R.D.