Brain food

Certain foods such as nuts, grains, eggs and fish, can help to maintain or improve the health of your brain. Additionally eating the right foods to keep your brain healthy can dramatically decrease your risk of developing neurological problems later in life.

Here are some suggestions from Metropol:

Deemed a ‘superfood’, these are high in antioxidants, including vitamin C, and can help boost your immune system. Blackcurrants are rich in an omega-6 fatty acid called gamma-linoleic acid.

Rich in B vitamins and a nutrient called choline, eggs can help to slow cognitive decline and deficiencies such as depression and dementia. Choline helps create the neurotransmitters responsible for mood and memory.

Fatty Fish
Trout, salmon, and sardines all contain large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Sixty percent of your brain is composed of fat containing omega 3s, essential in the production of brain and
nerve cells.

Certain fruits including oranges, capsicums, guava, kiwi fruit, tomatoes, and strawberries, contain high amounts of vitamin C, which helps prevent brain cells from becoming damaged.

Leafy Greens
Broccoli, spinach, and kale contain various nutrients such as vitamin K, lutein, folate, and beta carotene. Vitamin K helps with the formation of fat inside brain cells and has been seen to improve memory.


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