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Smart snacking – It’s good for the brain.

October 3, 2017

dark chocolate.jpgWe all have those days when our brains are sluggish. Sometimes I feel great, I’m ready to go, but the brain is clearly late for work. It’s the worst. There are many different factors affecting brainpower, but did you know that food is thought to be a contributor?

Here are a few of my favorites:

Blueberries: With tons of antioxidants, eating blueberries can help enhance brain cell communication and even improve memory.

Eggs: Also thought to be linked to memory and brain cell communication, yolks contain choline, a nutrient similar to B vitamins.

Dark Chocolate: The good stuff, 70% dark or above. When consumed in moderation, it’s possible that cocoa improves brain activity because of stimulants like caffeine and theobromine.

Spinach: Leafy greens are thought to keep your brain young!

Walnuts: Antioxidant-rich and packed with DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid. And we need Omega-3s to build brain cells!

I don’t know about you, but just in case, I think it’s time for a snack. Got to make sure those brain cells keep chatting.

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