It’s well known that what you eat and how you choose to fuel your body will have an effect (both negative and positive) on both your mental and physical well-being. As the whole world comes to a standstill, many of us are having to adapt to different working and learning environments. Whether you’re planning, working or studying remotely, or are in isolation, we’ve pulled together some of the best brain food articles and blogs to get you well on your way to being your very best. We’ve also gone onto suggest ways to integrate these brain busting foods into your families menu. You’ll only get out what you put in!

 

BBC Good Food

 “Eating a healthy, balanced that includes these 10 everyday brain-boosting foods may help to keep your memory, concentration and focus as sharp as can be.”

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Harvard

“Research shows that the best brain foods are the same ones that protect your heart and blood vessels.”

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Research shows that the best brain foods are the same ones that protect your heart and blood vessels, including the following: Green leafy vegetables, fatty fish, berries, tea and coffee and walnuts

Web MD

“There’s no denying that as we age, our body ages right along with us. The good news is that you can improve your chances of maintaining a healthy brain if you add “smart” foods and drinks to your diet.”

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Healthline

“It’s a good idea to keep your brain in peak working condition. The foods you eat play a role in keeping your brain healthy and can improve specific mental tasks, such as memory and concentration.”

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Medical News Today

The foods we eat can have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains. Eating a brain-boosting diet can support both short- and long-term brain function. The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20% of the body’s calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel to maintain concentration throughout the day.

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And here are just some of our favorite brain food ingredients…

  • Blueberries
  • Eggs
  • Leafy Green vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Oily fish
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Oranges

Wondering how you can use them to create dishes the whole family will love? Then look no further…

Blueberry milkshake                          Pancakes                                   Quiche

                                                       

Chocolate Cake                            Salmon & Broccoli Pasta             Pumpkin Soup

Chocolate cake and nuts                              Salmon and broccoli pasta                         Pumpkin Soup

 

Paella                                                   Spaghetti Bolognese              Fruit Salad

Paella                                  Spaghetti Bolognese                      Fruit Salad