Eat tasty foods and fuel your brain…
What’s in store for you this week? Are you in the midst of a hectic time at work? Maybe you are about to sit an important exam, or have an interview for a new job.
Whatever you’re doing, there is no better way to make sure you’re on top form than to eat right. We all know that plenty of water and vegetables will do us good, but here are some other, tastier foods to add to your diet that can help boost brain power…
Chocolate contains flavonols, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They can also help lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to both the brain and heart. The rule of thumb is the darker, the healthier. So you can have a guilt free chocolate fix and boost your brain power at the same time! Hooray!
Perfect as a quick and tasty snack on the go, just a few of these a day could improve mental alertness due to their high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. As well as being great to munch straight from the packet, they are versatile for using in cooking too, so why not throw a few into your salad of stir fry.
These little gems taste delicious and have so may health benefits. They are one of the highest antioxidant-rich foods in the world and have a high level of gallic acid. Both these things mean that blueberries are good at ensuring our brains stay healthy and protected from stress. Eat them straight from the punnet, or whip them up into a refreshing smoothie!
Great for memory and concentration, avocados are one of the healthiest fruits around. They have a bad reputation for being high in fat content, but they are good fats which actually help keep blood sugars level. If you’re not keen on the subtle taste, why not try mashing them up into zingy guacamole – a great snack or meal accompaniment.
Lovers of fish will be delighted to know that Salmon is great for keeping your brain running smoothly and improve memory due to its high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. Salmon is relatively inexpensive way to eat fish, and can be prepared many quick and simple ways. A winner all round!
So eat well, be smart, and feel ready for whatever the week throws at you!