3 BRAIN BOOSTING FOODS
Your brain is kind of a big deal. It’s in charge of keeping every part of your body working, so it’s probably a good idea to look after it.
The foods you eat play a role in keeping your brain healthy and can improve specific mental tasks, such as memory and concentration.
Here’s our top 3:
60% of your brain is fat, ½ of that is the omega -3 kind. What’s full of Omega-3? Fatty Fish. Think, Salmon, trout, sardines, mackerel.
Lack of Omega-3 is linked to depression and other impairments, while when getting enough may slow age-related mental decline.
So, all in all, Omega-3 found in fatty fish is excellent for your brain and memory!
Ah, that sweet joy your first cup of coffee of the day can bring you, so, we’re sure you’ll be glad to hear it’s also good for you!
The two main components of coffee- caffeine and antioxidants – help your brain.
Increased alertness, improved mood and sharpened concentration.
Drinking coffee over the long term is also linked to a reduced risk of neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – this could be due to the high number of antioxidants found within.
Blueberries has numerous health benefits, some of which aid your brain. Blueberries and other deeply coloured berries deliver anthocyanins, a group od plant compounds with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Which, just like we mentioned above help brain function. It is said that some of the antioxidants found in blueberries improve the communication of brain cells. Some studies also show that blueberries help improve memory and may even delay short-term memory loss.
So why not try sprinkling some on your cereal, yoghurt or snacking on them during the day to increase your intake!