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
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.
“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.