Do you have trouble remembering the names of people, or important numbers like your own phone number or pin number? Maybe its because you are eating the wrong foods! OK, so there could be a multitude of reasons, but what I do know for sure is that these ten foods and drinks can indeed help improve your brainpower and could help you remember more for longer. These foods might not help you win that pub-quiz, but they might help you think a little clearer…
Brown Granary Bread
It is important to make sure what type of bread you are buying with this. It will need to be as organic as possible and wholegrain so it contains as much glucose as possible as this is what will help your bloodstream flow better and that means clearer, faster thinking.
While most fish is good for the old noggin it is fish with higher levels of essential fatty acids that really helps the brain function better. As with all fish the fresher it is the better for you it is.
They might be small and…well…blue, but they have also been proven to improve or even delay short term memory loss! This is thanks to the Blueberries high amount of anthocyanins which improve brain cell growth.
It is said tomatoes can help prevent free radical damage which can lead to the development of dementia and even Alzheimer’s. They have high amounts of the powerful antioxidant called lycopene which as I said can prevent free radical damage.
Some scientists believe simple organic eggs can actually help delay brain shrinkage in later life thanks to the high amount of B vitamins. Please note that this is not true for all eggs and the most natural of them all are better for the old grey matter.
Much like the Blueberries before it, you can increase your own mental agility by downing as much Vitamin C as you can. It has also been shown to improve peoples mood if they suffer from mental health disorders like anxiety and stress.
Zinc has been proven to help the mind enhance your memory and thinking skills and these little seeds are rammed full of it. They do contain a load of other health benefits, but I will save those for another post.
If you want to improve your brainpower later on in life you need a good source of vitamin K and that is exactly what Broccoli is. It has been proven to help slow down the breakdown of the neurotransmitters which are the pathways in your brain.
It’s not hard to add a sprinkle of sage into most meals and the fact that it has a reputation for improving memory and concentration means you should be trying to consume as much of it as possible.
It is not just one kind of nut, but most nuts that can help protect healthy brain function. Just a small bowl of mixed nuts every day can keep those forgetful days away.
Do you know of any other foods or drinks that can help improve your Brainpower? If you do why not leave a comment in the box below and let s all share in your knowledge.