Boost Your Brain

Minimising your sugar intake is key to boosting brain health. Sugar can age the brain. Load your diet with plenty of neuroprotective foods such as Omega 3 foods, Vitamin E and B rich foods. Antioxidant rich foods such as berries help also support memory retention.

Other top tips for brain boosting include hydration with water and green tea for its antioxidant effect. Herbs such as Rhodiola, ginseng, gotu kola, ginkgo also offer brain boosting benefits that aid circulation to the brain, enhance cognitive function and memory retention.

Optimum brain health starts with a good breakfast as this helps balance your blood sugar levels. Skipping breakfast can set you off on an irratic course for the day. Trying to keep your blood sugar levels in check by eating and drinking what the body is craving (usually caffeine and sugary snacks) can put you on the rollercoaster of highs and lows.

Regular exercise and head massage can help keep circulation to the head. This should be kept in balance with engaging brain with activities alongside meditation, mindfulness and deep breathing exercises for supporting optimal brain health.

Authors Name

Julie Penfold

Publication Date

Autumn 2012

Publication Title

Optima magazine. Mind, body and Spirit supplement
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