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BRAIN FOODS UNWRAPPED

Posted 3 September 2015 by The Saucy Fish Co.

Fancy joining us on the train to a better brain? Well devour this check list of essential foods to feast your brain with.

Oily Fish: It goes without saying oily fish, is great for the brain since it is rich in Omega 3 acids. Docosahexaenoic acid, a type of Omega 3, plays an essential role in maintaining brain functioning as the brain struggles to produce this beneficial acid itself, and that’s where The Saucy Fish Co. comes in to help!

Here’s a fun fish fact for you, the old-wives tale that goldfish only have 3 seconds of memory has proven to be a myth with recent studies showing that gold fish can remember things for up to 5 months!

Dark Chocolate: The high cocoa content in dark chocolate, improves the body’s cardiovascular system, which for all the non-health nuts out there, simply means it provides you with a better blood flow and healthier heart.

An increased blood flow reaps benefits for the brain, as it leads to an increase in cognitive abilities, meaning chocolate lovers often perform better in memory tests. Looks like we’ve found the perfect excuse for eating our favourite naughty snack!

High in fibre bread: You may not know this, but our brains function best when supplied with a steady flow of energy, so whole grain bread that’s high in fibre is an ideal solution. Its ability to slowly release glucose during digestion keeps the brain supplied with a steady flow of energy throughout the day, keeping you bright eyed and bushy tailed throughout even the most strenuous of days.

Peanuts: Probably not the first thing you’d think to see on this list due to its high fat content, but believe it or not much of the fat in peanuts are healthy fats, which are renowned for being good for the brain. Not to mention the high Vitamin E content which helps to prevent cognitive decline and makes an impressive impact on your eyes, skin and immune system too!

Here’s a sneaky little secret for you, if the thought of eating nuts doesn’t whet your appetite all of these nutrients can be found in peanut-butter as well. Avoid buying low-fat peanut butter which often removes much of the healthy fat content.

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