Feeling flat this Friday? Put down that can of energy drink or that cup of coffee, because Deadly Vibe has put together this list of the top 5 healthy brain foods to keep you going as the weekend approaches.
Glucose is often associated with jellybeans, which are packed with unhealthy sugars. These may give you a short term energy boost, but a healthier and long term alternative is to eat some wholegrains – low-GI are best. Try a brown cereal, wheat bran, brown bread or brown pasta.
If you’re planning on cooking with pumpkin this weekend, save the seeds! A handful of pumpkin seeds will give you your recommended daily amount of zinc, which is vital for thinking. Simply put them on a tray in the oven at about 180 degrees until brown. Add a pinch of salt to taste.
Research from a leading university in the US, Tufts University, has found that blueberries have a strong link to reversing damage on nerve cells, eliminating short term memory loss and it has also reversed some loss of balance and coordination in aging rats. Experiments aside, the bottom line is blueberries are a ‘superfood’.
Blackcurrants are a fantastic way to get your daily dose of vitamin C, increasing your mental agility. But hold on, don’t reach for that blackcurrant juice just yet – store bought juices are usually packed with additives, preservatives and unhealthy sugars. The best way to eat them is fresh or dried from a health food store.
Nuts are a fantastic way to compliment your wholegrain intake, and the vitamin E found in them helps prevent cognitive decline. Eat a handful of them unsalted and unroasted or grab a jar of a natural mixed nut spread and add it to a slice of brown bread or toast – yum!