Our minds power our creative lives. Keeping them in top shape helps us do our best work.
While there are various factors at play in boosting our brains, food plays the most important role of all.
Here’s a list that might help you get started.
- Dark Chocolate
Many of us have a complex relationship with chocolates. But dark chocolate sans sugar is one of the best sources of antioxidants you can find. It is accompanied by flavonoids and caffeine, both proven to boost your brain.
Studies have found that eating 150 mg of chocolate for a period as short as five days can significantly improve blood flow to the brain.
It is also linked to producing mood-lifting chemicals, which in turn help stretch our creative stamina.
2. Fatty Fish
Fatty fish are go-to sources of omega-3 fatty acids. This includes readily available fish such as salmon, trout and sardines. They are known to improve learning and memory power. Introducing them to your weekly diet can become a real game-changer.
Omega-3 can also be taken as supplements or in plant-based options such as flaxseeds, avocados and walnuts.
3. Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with brain-boosting nutrients including zinc, magnesium and copper. They are also a powerful source of antioxidants.
Grab a bag of pumpkin seeds and leave it by your desk. They are ideal as workday snacks.
Berries are packed with antioxidants, high in fiber, fight inflammation, and help keep your arteries healthy.
The flavonoids in berries give them their vibrant hues. When consumed, these flavonoids are good for us too. Two or more servings of berries each week has been linked to delaying memory decline in adults.
If you’re experiencing memory loss without underlying health conditions, these tasty fruits can be berry, berry beneficial.
Shafeeka Hafeez grew up escaping into a world of books where she discovered a love for writing and a fascination with trees. When she’s not taking up a new marketing skill, or typing out a blog post, you can find her Googling the best therapy for abandoned cats.