Brain Food!

Time to pour a cup of coffee and let’s look at foods that boost your brain power! Everyone has mental blocks, that word that’s on the tip of your tongue, that panicked thought of where number one is again in the course you’re about to jump etc.  So I thought today’s blog post could be about foods that help boost your brain power so here we go!
1. Fatty fish. We all know it, we should be eating 3-5 portions of fatty fish a week but do we know why! Roughly 60% of your brain is made of fat and half of that is the omega 3 kind which is essential for learning and memory. It protects your brain against decline, sharpens your memory and improves your mood. Let me just pop in here that we have a supplement called Arctic Sea which is fab is you can’t fit fish into your diet as much as is recommended! I will pin that product post to the top for today or you can find it in the units tab at any time for full info as it has a number if other benefits.
2. Coffee contains caffeine and antioxidants. It keeps you alert, improves your mood and sharpens concentration. Nb drink in moderation!
3. Broccoli contains antioxidants and vitamin K (a fat soluble vitamin that’s present in brain cells. Broccoli also has anti inflammatory and antioxidants benefits.
4. Tumeric contains Curcumin which has been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier which means it can directly enter brain cells. Studies show it boosts a type of growth hormone that helps brain cells grow!
5. Dark chocolate and cocoa powder contains flavonoids which may enhance memory, with studies suggesting eating chocolate boosts memory and mood!
6. Pumpkin seeds contain magnesium, iron, zinc and copper. Zinc is important for nerve signalling, magnesium is linked to learning and memory, copper is linked to controlling nerve signals.
7. Blueberries are a good source of antioxidants which help protect us against oxidative stress and inflammation.
8. Oranges – Vit C plays a key role supporting brain health as you age.
9. Nuts contain vitamin E which helps protect cells from free radical damage. When choosing which one of have, try walnuts as they also contain omega 3 fatty acids.
10. Eggs contain vitamins B6 and B12, folate and choline which is used to create a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood and memory according to healthline. Your challenge for today is to add one of these foods to your weekly meal plan! See you on the checkin post everyone!