Foods for a healthy brain

Our diet and lifestyle can have a profound effect on our mood and mental health. Your brain is an organ that’s connected to everything else happening in your body. A brain and body that’s tired or lacking in key nutrients won’t help you perform at your best.

So, what foods for brain health does Christine recommend that you should try to eat more of?


Known for their heart healthy fats, avocados are packed with monounsaturated fats which studies indicate may lower inflammation. Avocados are packed with tyrosine, an amino acid that helps the body produce dopamine which helps increase feelings of reward and motivation

Try our choc & avocado pots of joy recipe


Salmon is one of the best foods for both your mood and brain health. This lean protein is rich in vitamin B12 which contributes to normal psychological function.

Try our open rye bread recipe


Probiotic rich foods like yogurt and kefir are a must for a healthy brain. Packed with beneficial bacteria researchers have found probiotics can help fight depression and anxiety. It is thought that bacteria may decrease inflammation in the body and increase levels of tryptophan.

Try our golden spiced yoghurt recipe

Leafy greens

“Eat your greens” is advice you should take to heart if you want to boost your brain health. Nutrients in green leafy vegetables enhance cognitive health. Aim for at least one serving per day of dark leafy greens such as kale.

Try our sweet potato & kale hash recipe

Read Christine's blog on how to eat your way to better mental wellness


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