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Food for Thought, literally

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By Amal Shaikh

A healthy brain is just as important as a healthy body. However, many of us fail to give our brains the attention it deserves.

 

Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds also contain omega 3 and omega 6. Furthermore, they are high in zinc, which is necessary for enhancing thinking skills.

 

Blueberries
These little guys have been proven to combat memory loss and increase concentration.

 Layer blueberries and Greek yogurt and then top with a handful of toasted coconut and/or flaked toasted almonds for a quick, healthy and delicious breakfast. 

 

Layer blueberries
and Greek yogurt and then top with a handful of toasted coconut and/or flaked toasted almonds for a quick, healthy and delicious breakfast.

 

Fish Oil
Our bodies cannot synthesize a few essential fatty acids that we need like omega 3. Omega 3 is widely known for improving mental health and aiding memory. This exists naturally in oily fish as EPA and DHA. You can eat fish oil (if you’re hardcore), or just eat oily fish such as salmon, trout and mackerel.

 

Broccoli
Broccoli is an amazing source of choline and vitamin K. Choline improves memory whilst vitamin K helps to enhance cognitive abilities and improve brainpower.

 

Caffeine
A few cups of tea or coffee a day can enhance memory and focus thereby increasing brainpower. However, too much caffeine will leave you feeling jittery.

 

Nuts
Nuts are a great source of vitamin E. Studies have shown that vitamin E might help prevent cognitive decline.

 

Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate has been proven to increase blood flow to the brain. It also helps improve cognitive function and memory. It contains 15 times more antioxidants than blueberries.

 Make sure to buy no less than 70 percent cocoa so you don’t lose out on any benefits. 

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