Feed Your Brain....and boost your memory and Memory
Its always been said that you are what you eat. to boost your brain and mood here are 15 foods you should be eating:
1, Leafy greens - rocket, watercress and spinach are full of vitamins C, K and B as well as the minerals calcium, potassium, copper, magnesium and zinc.
2, Oily cold water fish - these are high in Omega 3.
3, Beef, mutton and lamb - a great source of brain fats when eaten in moderation.
4, Nuts - a great source of good fats plus protein and brain nutrients such as selenium.
5, Olive oil.
6, Seeds such as sunflower, sesame and chia.
7, Coconut oil - contains a beneficial saturated fat plus anti-microbial and anti-fungal and anti-viral function.
8, Avocados - packed with vitamins, fibre and minerals.
9, Colourful vegetables such as sweet potatoes, peppers, carrots and tomatoes.
10, Brassicas - broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.
11, Artichoke - great for a big punch of fibre and detox nutrients.
12, Legumes - Lentils, peas and beans contain vitamins and minerals and also phyto-estroyens which helps to protect against different forms of cancer.
13, Gluten free grains - rich in vitamins, minerals and protein.
14, Sprouted grains.
.....and what to avoid eating( and drinking) too much of:
1, Fried food such as chicken nuggets, fried chicken and meat and chips.
2, Refined carbohydrates - sweets, pastries, biscuits, cakes and milk choculate.
3, Fizzy drinks - with or without sugar.
4, Alcohol - excess has been linked to poor brain function.
(credit Delia McCabe, Daily Mail)