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Eating to think

What you eat and do can greatly impact your mental health and potentially how well your brain functions as you age.  Feed your brain what it needs with these foods


Gotta love berries!  Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries can assist with memory, learning and cognition due to high levels of flavonoids (called anthocyanidins).  Easy as a snack on their own, or added to other foods (such as yoghurt).

Green foods.

No, not sugar-coated spearmint jellies.  The green leafy veg such as spinach, sprouts and broccoli.  All have high levels of nutrients, but there is one important one I would like to point out – vitamin K.  If you have even heard of this vitamin it is probably in relation to blood coagulation and bone health, but what has been found is that it is extremely important for nerve cells (sphingolipids) in the brain.  Eat your greens!!

Nuts and seeds.

These are high in good fats (that your brain and body needs).  I would like to specifically mention one and that is Brazil nuts.  These are high in selenium which is so important for maintaining and improving cognitive function and memory.  Selenium (and zinc – get this from pumpkin seeds) are crucial for thyroid health.  If your thyroid isn’t functioning well that also can have a major impact on brain function.

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