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Brainy Foods

The foods you consume contribute to maintaining a healthy brain and help to improve concentration and memory.

Around 60% of your brain is made of fat and half of that fat is the omega-3 kind. Your brain makes use of omega-3s to construct brain and nerve cells that are vital for memory and learning. Fatty fish is an abundant resource of omega-3. This sort of fish consists of salmon, sardines and also trout,

Coffee can help increase awareness as well as improve your mood. It might additionally provide some defence against Alzheimer's due to its high levels of caffeine and anti-oxidants. 

Antioxidants found in blueberries may improve memory and possibly delay brain aging. Your brain will greatly benefit from simply adding these colourful and healthy blueberries to breakfast cereal or smoothies.

Tumeric is a beautiful spice, deep yellow in color and contains an active compound called curcumin. Having strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, research has shown it has reduced symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and depression.

Broccoli has powerful plant compounds, including antioxidants and is high in vitamin K which may protect the brain against damage. Some studies in mature adults have shown a high intake of vitamin K helps memory.

There are many micronutrients in pumpkin seeds which are important for brain function. These include zinc, iron, copper and magnesium. A deficiency in zinc has been linked to some neurological conditions including depression, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, Having an iron deficiency is sometimes characterized brain fog and impaired brain function

When copper levels are out of sync there is a higher risk of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's. Having low magnesium levels has been linked to many neurological diseases, including epilepsy, depression and migraines, 

Brain-boosting compounds found in cocoa powder and dark chocolate include antioxidants, caffeine and flavonoids. Researchers have found that the flavonoids in chocolate gather in the learning and memory areas of the brain and may assist in slowing down age-related mental decline. 

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  • Ardi McCormack