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Brain foods for you

Most of our food habits on a daily basis are made keeping in mind the figure we would like to attain, any health problems we have and our general food preferences. But here’s the catch. The food that you consume also affects your brain and its general functioning.

So, what brain foods should you ideally be eating? We’ve compiled the top 4 brain foods for you:

1) Acai Berries: This little purple berry contains oodles of antioxidants, vitamins and other health benefits that your body will love. It even has a dose of essential fatty acids content as well as protein! The unique combination of its available goodness makes it the number one ranking brain food available on the planet.

2) Coffee: Coffee lovers rejoice, your favourite coffee bean really is good for you. Did you know that a single coffee bean has a high proportion of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals to boast of? And if research is to be believed, regularly consuming coffee can reduce the risk of mental ageing and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s. On the other hand, even though caffeine is good for you, it’s the extras like full fat milk, chocolate or whipped cream that make a cuppa bad for you. So, stick to organic coffee with low fat milk to get all the benefits.

3) Wild Salmon: What’s there not to like about salmon? It’s easy to clean, easier to cook, has the lowest mercury content and is one of the healthiest foods you can serve yourself. Plus, it contains plenty of essential fatty acids, is a great source of protein, is low in fat and is arguably a fantastic brain food. Regular servings of wild salmon each week can lower your risk of stroke, enhance your mood and reduce your chances of getting dementia too.

4) Nuts: They make your morning cereal crunchier, are a handy snack to carry around and taste better with a can of beer in hand. Nuts contain plenty of heart boosting monounsaturated fats, help to reduce bad cholesterol in the blood and contain plenty of other vitamins too.

Sugar levels also dramatically affect your ability to concentrate and your mood.  Try to eat low GI foods that will give your brain a steady supply of calories throughout the day rather than high sugar foods that will give you a quick high then a long low.