Struggling to remember things you should, or finding yourself thinking too slow? Eating more of these “brain foods” could help!
Avocados are full of magnesium, which helps improve both short-term and long-term memory. Magnesium also has mood-boosting effects. Try spreading avocado on toast, or putting it in a smoothie for added texture.
Leafy greens 🥬
Leafy greens are full of minerals and vitamins that are good for your brain, like vitamin K and Beta-carotene. These have all been shown to slow cognitive decline. Luckily, you’re probably eating these already: just up your intake of bok choy, choy sum, watercress and kangkong!
Fatty fish 🐟
Not all fats are bad for you! Good fats, like omega-3 fatty acids, can help reduce beta-amyloid levels — the chemical that causes Alzheimer’s disease. Many fatty fish are rich in omega-3, but the most popular is salmon. Try it baked in a herb, garlic and salt crust, or pan-fried with teriyaki sauce.
Recent studies are increasingly showing that ginseng is as good for mental health as common prescription drugs! Regular ginseng intake reduces stress and prevents depression. It also helps to improve memory, which has the added effect of soothing anxiety.
Sources: Harvard Medical School, CNBC