Natural Brain Foods
We live in a time where everyone is spinning a lot of a plates in the air and it can be hard to focus and remain calm. Be it work, kids, covid or natural disasters we have to deal with a lot. Keeping your mind free from stress and being able to focus is not easy but with these few ideas you can start the journey to a better tomorrow!
Fat makes up 60% of your brain, and omega-3 fatty acids make up half of that fat. Omega-3 fats are essential for learning and memory because they build brain and nerve cells.
Foods Rich in Omega -3
- Fish (especially Salmon & Mackerel)
- Chia Seeds (perfect for a chia pudding or adding to smoothies)
- Walnuts (great as a snack, used in baking or added to salads)
- Soya Beans (why not try making your own tofu or soya milk)
Your body can handle stress better if you eat foods packed with essential nutrients. Take advantage of these natural stress-relieving foods by including them in your diet.
- Porridge, eating porridge in the morning helps to keep your blood sugar levels steady and can help to reduce stress hormones. Try to avoid using refined sugar on top and go for a fruit or berry.
- Matcha Powder, Due to its high concentration of L-theanine, a non-protein amino acid with powerful stress-relieving properties, this vibrant green tea powder is popular among health enthusiasts.
- Artichokes, the potassium, magnesium, vitamins C, and K in artichokes promote a healthy response to stress.
- Sunflower Seeds, Vitamin E is abundant in sunflower seeds. The fat-soluble vitamin works as an antioxidant and is essential for mental health.
- Chickpeas, Stress-fighting vitamins and minerals found in chickpeas include magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, zinc, selenium, manganese, and copper.