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Snack for brain health

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Brain health! It matters!!

And we have some great snack foods that can help, all of these can be mixed together, thrown in with yoghurt or blended to bring you some food for your brain!

 

1. Blueberries

Blueberries are perhaps one of the most beneficial brain foods (and tasty as hell).

Rich in antioxidants, they protect your brain from damaging oxidative stress caused by accumulated free radicals in the body.

In the world that we live in, the amounts of these free radicals are increasing in our bodies to levels that are seriously harming us, the good news is this damage is prevented by antioxidants.

Blueberries enhance memory and improve learning abilities. Studies suggest they may even reduce age-related decline and prevent the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

2.  Dark Chocolate

Definitely the tastiest of  brain boosting foods, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and protects the brain against oxidative stress from free radicals. It contains endorphins which can improve mood. An ounce a day is recommended.

3. Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are rich in fatty-acids (essential to brain health), enhancing memory and reducing age-related decline. A tablespoon or two a day will do it, added in smoothies or in a salad

4. Nuts

Containing high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids, nuts can increase mental clarity, memory and have been shown to reverse brain aging in older rats. They contain high levels of vitamin E, which prevents cognitive decline. Considering their brain-like shape, it’s suitable that walnuts are perhaps the best nut to eat for brain health. They can enhance mood, reduce mental decline and improve cardiac health. An ounce of nuts a day is enough to do the trick.

For our “brain food” snack recipe click here

Have a great day guys.

Charlie

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