Powerful brain food. Your brain likes to eat and it likes powerful fuel like healthy fats, antioxidant vitamins, and quality carbohydrates. Where do you find all of these? Easy, head right over to the produce department and stock up on Avocados, Blueberries, green leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, collard greens, kale, romaine and arugula.
Avocados offer monounsaturated fats for good blood circulation. When it comes to blueberries, research studies link increased blueberry intake to improved memory, and even slowing down or postponing the onset of other cognitive problems often associated with aging. For more information about this study, visit www.whfoods.com.
Green leafy vegetables are high in iron and antioxidant vitamins. Individuals who suffer from low iron storages (anemia) often display signs of mental fatigue, low energy levels, restless leg syndrome, and headaches. Stocking up on greens and including 2-5 servings a day in your diet can help you avoid developing anemia, and help protect your brain from fatigue. One other special vegetable to mention for brain power is tomatoes. This vegetable contains lycopene, an antioxidant that is particularly good for your brain. Tomatoes must be cooked to get the lycopene. The next time you serve yourself spaghetti with tomato sauce, keep in mind you are adding powerful brain fuel to your body!