When you feed your brain the right things, you’re able to improve concentration, think quicker and retain more information. What’s more, preparing the right food doesn’t have to take up all your time and can be fitted in around your everyday life.
Get into the breakfast habit Don’t rely on coffee to get you going in the morning. Take time to eat a decent breakfast and you’ll reap the rewards during the day. For a balanced diet, eat a cereal like porridge or muesli with semi skimmed milk or wholemeal toast with eggs.
Up the iron
To work at their best, brain cells need oxygen. A lack of iron can reduce the blood’s ability to carry oxygen, reducing the amount supplied to your brain. Not getting enough iron can also cause problems such as poor concentration, lack of energy and tiredness.
Lean red meat is an excellent source of iron. Good vegetarian sources of iron include egg yolks, red kidney beans, lentils, dried apricots, broccoli, wholegrain cereals and wholemeal bread.
Fish for brains Oil-rich fish like salmon, sardines and fresh tuna contain Omega 3 fats which help your brain cells
talk to each other. As a guide, try to eat at least one portion of oil-rich fish a week. But remember while fresh tuna contains Omega 3 fat, tinned tuna doesn’t, so opt for tinned salmon instead.