Not all snacks are created equal. There are snacks that slim you down, snacks that wake you up, and then there are some snacks that will keep your brain fighting fit!
Here are six healthy brain boosting snacks to keep around the office when your stomach starts growling –
Evidence accumulated at Tufts University in the United States suggests that the consumption of blueberries may be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss. No preparation necessary, just enjoy by the handful!
Pumpkins aren’t just for carving. Save the seeds for a healthy dose of zinc which is vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills. They’re also great for prostate health, so eat up fellas! Here’s 5 ways to spice up your roasted pumpkin seeds.
A small handful of walnuts will boost your system with Omega-3, vitamin E, and other antioxidants that have a beneficial effect on brain function. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that a good intake of vitamin E might help to prevent poor memory.
Kale, chard, spinach, and other dark green leafy vegetables contain B-vitamins, including folic acid, which help shield your brain from the effects of aging. These veggies are also loaded in antioxidants that help protect against heart disease and cancer. Instead of a bag of potato crisps, why not try some kale chips; a tasty and brain-boosting substitute! Check out this easy kale chips recipe.
Eggs contain the choline, which is an essential nutrient that maintains the structure of cell membranes and aids brain function. Our Vancouver office has a weird love of boiled eggs as a filling snack to get you through the day.
Your sweet tooth can still get a workout while keeping your brain buzzing. Research shows that dark chocolate enhances focus and concentration. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, the “feel good” hormones. The darker the better when it comes to chocolate, and only in moderation (a few small squares, not a whole block!)