Foods which make you smarter

By on June 20, 2013

Ever thought foods could make you smarter? Specific types of food are known to help improve memory and brain function. Surprised? Here are 5 smart foods that you should include in your diet.

Oily Fish

1.Salmon

 

Several people find it difficult to recollect everyday tasks – simple assignments you need to run, what you had for lunch and what you had to pick up from the grocery store. If you can relate to this and want to improve your memory, go in for oily fish. Omega-3 fatty acids that are found in fish like sardines and salmon are known to be great for overall health especially the brain. Add a small portion of oily fish in your diet twice a week to avoid memory loss.

Leafy Vegetables

vegetables

A lot of us tend to turn away when it comes to eating green, however research shows that leafy vegetables are excellent for your brain. Broccoli and spinach are rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and beta-carotene, known to be healthy for the body. They also contain folate, which helps to improve how fast you can intake information and recall it.

Eggs

3.Eggs

Highly packed with minerals and vitamins, eggs are perfect brain food. Eggs should be a regular input in your diet due to their richness in iodine, iron and vitamin B12. As iron creates red blood cells that carry oxygen to your brain, iodine is known to help problem solving.

Green Tea

4.Green Tea

Fun fact: Did you know that your brain is made up of almost 80% water? This means that you need to keep it sufficiently hydrated so it functions well. If you cannot constantly drink water to stay hydrated, add in a cup of green tea in your daily routine. Researchers say that green tea increases mental alertness and improving memory. On the other hand the antioxidants found in it reduce the risk of dementia.

Chocolates

5.Chocolate

Last but not the least everyone’s favorite and known to be rich in flavonoids (brain-boosting chemicals) are chocolates. Consumption of dark chocolate is known to improve cognitive skills, while adding flavonoids also activate the formations of neurons in the brain, allowing it to form new memories and improve blood flow to the brain.

Khyati Shah
Khyati was born in India, but has been living in Hong Kong all her life. Hong Kong is definitely her favorite city. She is a complete foodie and loves trying out new delicacies as long they are vegetarian. She enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures, and food. She is also passionate about photography and has a soft heart for chocolates.
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