6 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR BRAIN
Author: Adam MacDougall Date Posted:30 April 2019
Your brain relies on your diet to give it the fuel it needs to operate at it's best.
Unfortunately, most of us aren't eating the right foods for our brain - resulting in stress and mental fatigue.
Don't let your brain go to waste, incorporate these 6 brain-boosting foods into your diet now and increase your brain power!
You may already know this, but fish is an amazing source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 helps to structure your cells, especially your brain cells. Studies have also shown that high Omega-3 levels increase blood flow to the brain.
So add fish like Tuna and Salmon into your diet regularly. If you don't enjoy fish, you can also get Omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed, some nuts and seeds, and supplements.
Broccoli is packed full of vitamins and nutrients, that we know. But it turns out broccoli may also be amazing for your brain health.
Broccoli contains compounds which can help to reduce oxidative stress, which can reduce your risk of degenerative disease.
Dark chocolate is the superfood we often overlook, but it is packed full of health benefits, especially for your brain!
The cocoa found in dark chocolate contains flavonoid, a type of antioxidant. Antioxidants help to protect your brain against oxidative stress, which can lead to cognitive decline and brain diseases.
Studies have also shown dark chocolate may improve brain plasticity, which is how the brain learns.
Similar to dark chocolate, Berries contain flavonoid antioxidants. These antioxidants help to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, and berries have been shown to improve communication between brain cells.
Blueberries, strawberries - basically anything natural with berry after it - are all great sources of these antioxidants.
Good news Coffee Lovers, your favourite beverage is boosting your brain power!
The caffeine in coffee is known to boost alertness, but studies have shown that caffeine may also increase the brains capacity for processing information. The antioxidants in coffee have also been shown to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and degradation.
Protein packed, great for breakfast, and good for your brain? That's right.
Eggs are a good source of B vitamins, which studies have shown may help to prevent brain shrinkage and delay cognitive decline.
So what are you waiting for? Incorporate these brain foods into your diet today!