Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. The brain requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do.But which foods are particularly important to keep our grey matter happy?

1.Eat Oily Fish
Essential fatty acids cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through diet.The most effective omega-3 fats occur naturally in oily fish as EPA and DHA.Good sources include linseed (flaxseed) oil, soya bean oil, pumpkin seeds, walnut oil and soya beans. They are good for healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general wellbeing.Oily fish contains EPA and DHA in a ready-made form, which enables the body to use it easily.The main sources of oily fish include salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, pilchards and kippers.
Low DHA levels have been linked to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.

2. Binge on blueberries
Evidence accumulated at Tufts University in the United States suggests that the consumption of blueberries may be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss. Widely available, so there’s no excuse.

3. Eat more tomatoes
There is good evidence to suggest that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, could help protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells which occurs in the
development of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s.

There are a few important relationships between nutrients and brain health that are worth exploring. Having a nourishing, well rounded diet gives our brain the best chance of avoiding diseas. Have a brain blast everyone.

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