10th April 2015

5 Of The Best Brainfoods

Studying and working in the live events industry requires an incredible amount of concentration, focus and stamina. Whether you’re working a music concert, stage building or sitting in a classroom you need to be alert. What the experts call ‘brainfood’ is said to help concentration levels and memory amongst other things so give these a try and see if you notice any difference!

Oily Fish – Salmon, mackerel and sardines are your best bet as they contain plenty of omega 3, which is needed to help the brain function well and has been found to boost memory function by 15%. However this essential fatty acid can’t be made by the body so must be consumed as part of the diet – reel some in next time you go shopping!

Blueberries – The holy grail of brainfood. They’ve been found to improve short term memory and delay memory loss, as well as improve overall brain function. And unlike other healthy foods like apples and oranges, blueberries aren’t awkward or messy to eat. They’re delicious on their own but you can also add them to things like porridge or ice cream.

Broccoli – It’s a great source of Vitamin K which is known to improve cognitive function and brainpower, not to mention a vegetable so that automatically makes it uber healthy. You can roast, steam or microwave broccoli and still retain its nutrients so there’s no excuse not to add it to your tea!

Eggs – Eggs are rich in choline, the nutrient important for memory development and function. There are so many ways to cook them you won’t get bored, however don’t forget eggs contain a high amount of cholesterol which is associated with cardiovascular disease so don’t get too eggcited…

Walnuts – Munching on a handful on walnuts every day may help improve memory, concentration and the speed at which your brain processes information. They’re also high in antioxidants and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals – go nuts!