‘Boost your Brain Power’ is one of our most popular nutrition seminars and today we’ve got nutritionists in London and Manchester delivering this workshop to corporate clients, and sharing their tips for eating smart to sharpen your mind and mood.
Here’s a teaser of some recommended brain-boosting foods our nutritionists will be sharing today:
Salmon is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are crucial for brain performance. Research finds that omega-3 deficiency can lead to fatigue, poor memory, and mood swings. Because your body can’t make these essential fatty acids, it’s important to get them from food.
Research shows, that their high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids may help keep nerve cells in the brain healthy. Each serving of avocado also has 20 different vitamins, including potassium — which studies suggest may help control blood pressure — and lutein, which may help protect your eyes.
Green leafy vegetables
Spinach, kale, broccoli, swiss chard etc are nutritional powerhouses. Several studies suggest that people who eat one cup of green leafy vegetables their brain is 11 years younger than someone who doesn’t.
A study published in 2012 found that greater intakes of blueberries and strawberries were associated with slower rates of cognitive decline in older adults. The research team suspects this is because berries have a high concentration of flavonoids, an antioxidant that may have antihistamine-, antimicrobial-, memory-, and mood-enhancing properties.
People who drink red wine in moderation – one to two glasses per day are less likely to have cognitive decline. Red wine contains resveratrol. A recent study done in Germany shows that it definitely improves memory and brain function in elderly subjects.
Harvard Medical School conducted a small study and found that dark chocolate appeared to boost the brain’s blood supply, providing it with more fuel for the work that it does. But don’t go overboard. Two pieces of dark chocolate a day is ample.
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