While following our many controlled diet plans, we forget one important thing – we are also starving our brains. Just like the rest of the body, the brain needs nutrients to function properly.
Are you eating the right foods? Eat the right amount of nutrients to preserve cognitive function and improve memory.
Jo Lewin at BBC Good Food writes about 10 food items that help boost brainpower.
10 foods to boost your brainpower
Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. But which foods are particularly important to keep our grey matter happy?
Like everything else in your body, the brain cannot work without energy. The ability to concentrate and focus comes from the adequate, steady supply of energy – in the form of glucose in our blood to the brain.Achieve this by choosing wholegrains with a low-GI, which release glucose slowly into the bloodstream, keeping you mentally alert throughout the day. Opt for ‘brown’ cereals, wheatbran, granary bread and brown pasta.
2. Eat oily fish
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through diet. The most effective omega-3 fats occur naturally in oily fish as EPA and DHA. See full post here
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