Healthy Eating

Posted by on Nov 4, 2012 in Health

Healthy Eating

While you are in school it is important to watch your eating habits. Just like the rest of your body your brain needs nourishment in order to work properly. Here are some examples of “brain foods”

Blueberries — Blueberries serve a wide range of functions for improving mental function. Most notably, regular blueberry consumption has been shown to improve memory function. Furthermore, blueberries are rich in antioxidants, helping to prevent free radical damage. Still not convinced? Research has found that blueberries can also reverse age related declines in motor function, balance, and coordination.

Eggs — Egg yolks are rich in choline, an essential nutrient to improving memory function

Whole grains — From oatmeal to whole grain bread, whole grains are excellent brain foods as they improve circulation and contain essential fibers, vitamins, and even some Omega-3. Just make your sandwiches from whole grain breads to enjoy the benefits.

Broccoli — Broccoli has been shown to improve memory function as well as slow the aging process. This means a broccoli-rich diet will keep you young and sharp.

Chocolate — This is the yummiest brain food of all. Dark chocolate is antioxidant-rich, and it also improves focus and concentration. Milk chocolate, on the other hand, improves memory and reaction time.

Examples are taken from:
Bratner, Eric. Top 10 Brain Foods. Jan. 12, 2010. Retrieved from on Nov. 15, 2012.