Is your brain feeling a little mushy these days? Do you need something to give your brain a little boost, but are unsure what to eat? I could probably write a book or two about all the things I think you shouldn’t eat to boost your brain, but I’ll spare you for that. Also, I believe it’s a better idea to focus on the things you can, rather than the thing’s you can’t! So, if you need something to support your brain (I think we all do on a Sunday morning), here’ s few tips for you!
- Walnuts ~ in case you haven’t notice, these nuts even look like little brains! There is probably a reason for why nature created them like that, don’t you think? They are full of Omega 3 fatty acids (yay) and got plenty Vitamin E and both these help fight cognitive depletion (brain slowly dying basically) and depression. So, grab a handful of nuts and be happy and smart at the same time!
- Oily Fish ~ I did write a whole post about salmon the other day, so I won’t mention my favourite food too much (but I want to). But also trout, mackerel, sardines, herring and other yummy fishies are great for your brain. Rumours has it they can even help fight off Alzheimer’s disease. We’re of course still talking about Omega 3 fatty acids here.
- Blueberries ~ some studies claim that eating lots of little blue berries can be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss (there are certain people in my life that need to eat more blueberries I think). They are also packed in antioxidants and those little buggers are great for just anything, aren’t they?
- Tomatoes ~ again we are talking antioxidants and Alzheimer’s disease. Eating tomatoes can help fight some little warriors called free radicals that occur in your body when developing Alzheimer’s or just plain dementia. Eat more tomatoes (preferably in a greek salad with Olive Oil, Cucumber, Onions, Feta Cheese, Olives and Oregano.. yummo!)! If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!
- Pumkin Seeds ~ these very tasty little seeds are pumped full of Zinc (from nature’s side, not in any fortified way at all) and zinc is great for thinking skills and memory overall! Eat more pumpkin seeds (they are delicious when roasted, I am not sure if all the zinc would still be intact?)!
- Broccoli ~ is there anything broccoli isn’t good for? I feel like wherever you look, when searching for good for this and good for that food, broccoli always gets a mention. When speaking of brain power and broccoli it’s all about the Vitamin K you’ll find in broccoli. Vitamin K simply improves your cognitive function and your brainpower. It’s like lifting weights for your brain! If you want even more Vit K, more specifically Vit K2, you should melt some real butter over your steamed broccoli too. Super tasty and packed in Vitamin K (now I am getting hungry!).
I can also mention avocado, blackcurrant, sage, green vegetables, asparagus, olives, seeds, eggs, brown rice, whole grains, freshly brewed tea (no, not tea bags), dark chocolate, pomegranate juice and beans on the long list of foods that are good for your brain. So, in this case, like many others, foods that are high in natural fats, plus berries and greens are great for you and your brain. Hmm, go figure (back to that book about things you shouldn’t eat…)?!
So, what’s for lunch? I say salmon, broccoli and melted butter! Can’t wait!
Have a terrific Sunday! If all the food doesn’t help your brain out of the mush, then I suggest you get out in fresh air and do a quick workout instead! You will feel so much better for it and you know it! Enjoy 🙂