Top 5 Brain Boosters
Top 5 Brain Boosters – How to Eat Smart & Feel Good:
Macadamia nuts are high in essential fatty acids that can help you ward off cravings or compulsive feelings. Have an urge for a cigarette or something sweet? Try popping a few macadamia nuts. Just don’t overdue it… each nut has about 18 calories and is 90% fat.
Chocolate is a great source of magnesium, which is a muscle relaxer and stress reliever. Dark varieties with at least 70% cocoa are also a great source of natural stimulants that increase the production of endorphins to enhance focus and concentration. Cocoa also releases dopamine to improve cognition and mood, while its high content of flavanol epicatechin improves blood supply to the brain.
Like chocolate, kale is high in magnesium. It’s also jam-packed with brain boosting nutrients such as iron and vitamin B6, which help convert tryptophan into serotonin – a brain chemical that boots mood and alertness.
Garlic is great for memory and exerts an antioxidant effect on the brain that can help protect against stroke and dementia. So try chomping on some garlic the next time you have an exam or just want to do something good for your brain.