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7 great foods to boost brainpower and help learners achieve

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Top Dog Education

A healthy brain will help you achieve top results. By making sound food choices every day, your brain will be in prime condition for studying.

Avoid low-fat diet fads as these have been a big fat failure, as healthy fats are essential when it comes to brain health.

Here are 7 great foods:

Fatty fish such as salmon, as well as canned tuna, prawns and calamari contain Omega-3 EFAs which are a key structural component of brain cell membranes and nerve cells. It is also a great source of vitamin B12, an essential vitamin for a healthy brain and nervous system.

2. Eggs
Eggs are great for memory and learning. Packed with protein and vitamin B12, eggs can also be a significant source of omega-3 fatty acids. Just make sure they are free range eggs as these offer up more omega-3 fats than factory raised.

3. Avocados
Avocados are a true super food and are a great source of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, known to increase blood flow to the brain, reduce cholesterol, and improve antioxidant absorption. Avocados are also an excellent source of vitamins to your brain needs like C, E, K, and the B complex vitamins.

4. Pumpkin Seeds
Richer in zinc than many other seeds, pumpkin seeds supply this valuable mineral which is vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills. These little seeds are also full of stress-busting magnesium, B vitamins and tryptophan, the precursor to the good mood chemical serotonin.

5. Nuts
All nuts are brimming with protein, vitamins, and minerals. Every nut offers brain benefits, however walnuts are the undisputed champion! They are the only nut with significant omega-3 (ALA) fats.

6. Whole Grains
Concentration and and focus comes from an adequate, steady supply of energy – in the form of glucose in our blood to the brain. By choosing wholegrains with a low-GI, which release glucose slowly into the bloodstream, you keep mentally alert throughout the day. Opt for ‘brown’ wholegrain cereals, granary bread, rice and pasta.

7. Oranges
Oranges and other foods that are high in vitamin C can help defend your brain against damage from free radicals.

Remember to enjoy regular meals and stop for small healthy snacks if needed.  Drinking lots of water is essential as this will keep your mind focused and hydrated.

Good luck with the studying.

PS: please remember that we’re an education site, and not your medical doctor or nutritionist – this information is given to you so you can start investigating what works best for you and your child, and you should always get proper advice from a registered medical professional.