Your brain, like the rest of your body works to its prime when it is regularly fueled with energy.
Why? They contain a high amount of Vitamin E which can assist with fighting off Alzheimer’s. As an added bonus Vitamin E is good for your skin.
Oily fish – Salmon, trout, sardines and mackerel
Why? Oily fish contains healthy fats, DHA and EPA.
Why? Eggs contain a high level of the wonderful B Vitamins such as B12 and B6.
High doses of B12 and B6 have and folic acids which assist with brain functionality.
They are also full of choline. In an article published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a study of 1,391 people aged between 36 and 83 was conducted and they discovered that the increase of choline in a diet improved cognitive function along with verbal and visual memory.
In addition, for the parents out there, the University of Rochester Medical centre found that choline may increase immunity to stress illnesses.
Why? Vitamin C! Good as an immune booster and known to protect against degeneration of brain cells this is one of the best sources.
If you are not a berry person, a good alternative is broccoli.
A study conducted between a colaboration between Plant and Food Research New Zealand and Northumbria University, published in the Journal of Functional Foods discovered that the the juice from a very specific blackcurrant ironically called “Blackadda” (oh these scientists!) regulated serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain which assist with stress and anxiety.
Why? In a journal article published by Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior sage and sage oil was proven to improve memory. Many have used it as an essential oil, both in does and in and around the house. Considering add a little fresh sage to your meals every now and then.
The Greek Gods may have been onto something with their use of olive oil.
Why? Olive oils contains polyphenols an excellent source of antioxidants. An article published in the Jorurnal of Alzheimer’s Disease stated that extra virgin olive oil assists with learning and maintaining a good memory.
Like I need another excuse to eat avocado!
Why? Packed with vitamin K and folate, these delicious balls of creamy goodness prevent blood clots in the brain reducing the risk of stroke. They are also noted to improve memory and concentration.