Written by Sarah
Feed Your Brain
With the rise in veganism and shift towards healthy living, we’re starting to think twice about the food we put in our bodies, but while we’re busy counting calories and thinking about where our food comes from we’re not always listening to our bodies. Eating the right food can boost your brains health and increase memory and concentration levels, but where do you start?
Rich in antioxidants blueberries are a powerful little berry, they help protect the brain from oxidative stress and recent research has shown that they can reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Like coffee, green tea improves alertness, performance, memory and focus, but the benefits don’t stop there. Green tea also contains L-theanine (an amino acid) which helps you feel more relaxed and reduces anxiety.
Eggs are full of goodness, they contain vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid which help delay brain shrinkage and mental decline in the elderly. And if that wasn’t egg-cellent enough, they also contain choline which can improve your memory and mental function.
They might be tiny, but pumpkin seeds are powerful. As well as being an antioxidant that protects your body and brain from free radical damage, they are also rich in zinc which can boost your memory and thinking power.
Broccoli is packed with goodness. Not only is it very high in vitamin K which is known to improve cognitive function and memory, broccoli also contains lots of powerful plant compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which could also help protect the brain against damage.