Since I am leaning towards a healthier diet nowadays, the grocery list that I’m keeping tend to contain more fruits and vegetables. Very much unlike before where my grocery cart tend to be filled with chips and junk foods. Of course, keeping my body healthy is my main goal but I don’t want to leave my brain behind. Blueberries is one the best brain food but because we are living in a tropical country, in tends to be a little expensive here. Adding it to your weekly menu will definitely put an impact on your budget. So let me give you a few of the more budget friendly brain food you could buy on the market. I’m sure you’re already buying some of it.
- Dark Chocolate ~ let me start with the good stuff…..mmmmm. Dark Chocolate contains a lot of powerful anti-oxidants and caffeine which enhances brain function and stimulates the production of endorphins, putting you in a happy mood. Take it in moderation, though, or it will go straight to your hips.
- Coffee ~ this is one of my favorite among all the brain food. Studies showed that coffee reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other mental disorders. But remember, the key is to still take it in moderation. Drink a maximum of 3 cups per day.
- Eggs ~ I prefer sunny side-ups, my daughter prefers soft boiled for breakfast. Eggs are relatively cheap and available anywhere plus it is very rich in choline, a nutrient that enhances memory function.
- Sardines ~ This is one of my favorite sandwich filling together with some lettuce leaves and tomato slices. It is packed with EPA, DHA and omega-3 fatty acids that boosts communication among brain cells, improving mental focus.
- Nuts ~ I love peanuts, almonds, macadamia and brazil. Nuts are very high in Vitamin E. Eating food rich in Vitamin E will ensure you of less cognitive decline as you age.
Those are just a few of the brain food you can buy and eat. Make sure you include them in your diet but remember to take everything in moderation.