While we tend to put most of our focus on eating foods that keep the outside looking good, it’s important to take care of what’s on the inside, too. Here are five foods that will boost your brain health.

 

1. Wholegrains

Wholegrains are the best source of energy for the body. As they are low-GI, they release glucose slowly into the bloodstream, which keeps your brain alert for longer throughout the day.

 

2. Pumpkin seeds

While we only need a small amount of it, getting the recommended intake of zinc on a daily basis boosts your memory and thinking skills. You can get the full recommended amount in just a handful of powerful pumpkin seeds.

 

3. Oily fish

Oily fish contains omega-3 fats that are essential for a healthily functioning brain. They also keep your heart and joints healthy, which is an added bonus.

 

4. Broccoli

This leafy green vegetable contains vitamin K, which has been proven to enhance your cognitive functions.

 

5. Blueberries

Commonly referred to as ‘super-food’, blueberries are packed with antioxidants, and previous research has suggested that they could improve or delay short-term memory loss.

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