Did you know that what you eat has an impact on your brain health? There are certain foods which aid in cognitive function, improve memory, mood and also concentration. Amazing right?
As students, we’re constantly learning new material so it’s even more important for us to give our brain the care and love it truly deserves.
Jim Kwik in his bestseller book Limitless mentions foods that are excellent for your brain health, 4 of them being dark chocolate, avocados, walnuts, and blueberries.
Dark chocolate improves focus, concentration and also stimulates endorphins. It also contains an incredible compound called flavonoids which enhance cognitive function.
The higher the cacao content the less sugar there is in a chocolate bar. When grocery shopping, choose dark chocolate which contains at least 70% cacao.
Pair it with some fruit such as strawberries, nuts or even nut butter… to create a quick dessert idea perfect to satisfy that sweet craving.
Avocados are rich in healthy fats, specifically monounsaturated fats which improve the blood flow to the brain!
There are so many ways to use avocado in your meals, add it to a wrap, a salad, on toast, in hummus, in guacamole or to make a delicious pesto pasta sauce.
Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, that protect your neurons and protect the brain from ageing.
Walnuts are also rich in zinc and magnesium, two minerals that are beneficial to improve your mood.
Add walnuts to a yoghurt bowl, a smoothie, banana bread, to make energy balls or even to garnish savoury dishes such as a plate of pasta for that extra crunch.
Blueberries protect the brain from oxidative stress and reduce the impacts of brain ageing.
They are great to add to a bowl of porridge, to include in a fruit salad, a smoothie, and to top on a tasty stack of oat pancakes!
Since in Malta fresh blueberries are expensive and not easily available, choose fresh frozen ones which are available in most leading supermarkets.
These brain foods are so easy to include in meals, especially breakfast and snacks.
Don’t forget to give your brain the food it loves… especially after the weekend (am I right or am I right?) 😂
Do you include any of these foods in your meals?
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This post contains references from Jim Kwik's Limitless, as handpicked by the author of this article, which are in no way affiliated with Toppin' Up.