Our brains, as well as our bodies, require fuel to keep them functioning. The fuel for our bodies comes in the form of calories. There are ongoing discussions debating exactly what the ideal diet should be and how to get the most out of your calorie intake.
Whether it is intermitted fasting, keto, paleo, regional diets like Mediterranean or Nordic – One thing is for sure- research shows there are some key elements you can add to your diet that will improve your concentration and memory.
We’ve listed 3 elements you can incorporate into whatever diet you choose to help boost your brain function.
You’ve probably heard this before, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The key is not to overdo it. A breakfast that’s heavily loaded with calories can reduce your concentration.
However, adding a combination of nutritious whole grains, yogurt or milk and or whatever nut beverage you desire will be the perfect, well balanced high fiber meal to place your brain into high gear. Also, don’t forget to pair it with a piece of fruit to really add an extra boost to your morning.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega 3 Fatty Acids are the “good” type of fat you should be feeding your brain to help operate at its peak efficiency. As most of you know, fresh fish is one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids.
It is recommended that the ideal amount of fresh fish is only two servings a week. Be mindful of how you prep your fish. As battering it in heavy creams, frying in oils can take out any nutritional benefits.
Dark Chocolate is one treat that you’ll be sure to LOVE. It is high in antioxidants, which creates healthy blood flow. Having good blood flow helps your brain operate. An easy recipe that will keep you on you’re A-Game is Dark chocolate with any type of nuts. Once per day is the perfect amount and keeps you in balance. No matter what diet you choose- don’t forget to add important elements to keep you going!