Food For Thought: What Foods Are Good For Your Brain?

We’re halfway throught the week, so it’s no surpre I’m getting to that point of the week when, after another loooong day at work, I start asking myself… “What’s wrong with some people??!”

I bet you know the feeling too 😉

Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s just the way they were brought up.

What if it is the food they eat?

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It’s undeniable that your diet plays an important role on your mood and consequently on the way you act.

If you eat well, you feel better, which means you’ll be more reactive, and possibly more inclined to have better relationships with the people around you.

So I’m all for an healthy lifestyle that helps people’s brain keep in shape!

What foods are good for your brain?

This is the moment to take notes, you can “casually” drop them on your colleagues desk tomorrow and give them a push towards the healthy-brain diet 😉

Here are some of the healtiest foods that are good for your brain:

Fish – Salmon, mackerel, sardines, like many other oily fishes, are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, helping your brain stay active and fight memory loss.

fish salmon

Green vegetables – Kale, spinach, and my favourite, broccoli. Many leafy green vegetables are rich in vitamin K and folic acid, great to fight inflammation and ageing.

kale green vegetables

Nuts – Choose your favourite! Peanuts, walnuts, almonds… so much choice. They all help your memory and keep your brain sharp.

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Eggs – easy to get, versatile, and cheap. No excuses, your brain needs eggs. They are a good source of iodine, which helps your hormone balance – keeping your brain working!

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Berries – Just like for nuts, the choice is wide. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and many others, contain flavanols, potent antioxidants that help keep your brain young and in great shape.

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Turmeric – Great news for all curry lovers! The active ingredient in turmeric is another powerful antioxidant and helps your memory and cognitive function. Tumeric is also a potent anti-inflammatory .

turmeric powder

Water – So many people forget to drink water during their busy day, but in order for your brain to stay sharp, it needs liquids. So stay hydrated!

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These are just some of the healthy food that can help your brain stay sharp and reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

The secret, as always, is mixing up: a varied diet is the best source of all that your brain needs and it can be fun.

Try new foods, challenge yourself with new recipes and keep your brain active!

 

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