What is brain food?

So most of us struggle to fit everything that we have to do in the day and we tend to reach for our favourite snacks to get us through, whether that be crisps or chocolate or biscuits. However these types of food just tend to give us an instant fix they don’t necessarily help our brain in boosting its mental agility. These foods in my opinion are more comfort foods.

I thought I would give you all my top ten brain foods:

  1. Blueberries – Blueberries help to improve short-term memory loss.
  2. Wholegrain Foods – These contain Vitamin B6 and B12 and Folic Acids are found to help women to recall information
  3. Tomatoes – Lycopene in Tomatoes is an antioxidant and is said to help protect against damage to the brain cells
  4. Sage – Sage is great for improving the memory
  5. Fortified Cereals – Fortified cereals are a great source of B12 and also contain complex carbohydrates which release energy over a long period and will keep you more mentally alert throughout the day.
  6. Oily Fish – Oily Fish are high in DHA, fatty acid which are crucial to the health of our nervous system
  7. Blackcurrant – Blackcurrants are a great source of Vitamin C which helps increase our mental agility
  8. Punmpkin Seeds – Pumpkin Seeds contain Zinc which enhances thinking and memory skills.
  9. Nuts – Nuts contain Vitamin E and help prevent poor memory
  10. Broccoli – Broccoli is a great source of Vitamin K which is known to help enhance our cognitive function.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ceola
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 01:15:33

    Thanks for another fantastic post. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.

    Reply

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