You are familiar with the phrase you are what you eat. Your diet impacts neuroplasticity profoundly which is the ability of your brain to work better. And it can also affect your energy levels for the day.
Most of the business leaders and entrepreneurs due to their busy schedule often grab the convenient packaged food or caffeinated drinks in order to fuel their day. However such food doesn’t provide one with the nutritional value which is needed for a consistent energy level and productive mind throughout life.
Luckily devoted research shows us how certain diet or food items impacts mental health. Certain foods have proven to improve a certain part of the brain linked with intelligence, working memory, learning and the skills that you depend on for business success. So what are food items that will really give your brain a boost?
Here are four outstanding food items which can be consumed in a variety of ways and can serve as power snacks.
Walnuts are a rich source of a type of omega 3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which helps protect brain tissues. A study found that people who consumed high amounts of walnuts were able to score higher on cognitive tests. A quarter cup of walnuts has 113% of the daily value of omega-3s. A palm full of walnuts can be enjoyed sprinkled on some salad, chopped into your oatmeal or yogurt or eaten as afternoon snacks.
Berries are good for memory. Research has found that strawberries, blueberries any berries can delay the decline of memory. Berries have a high level of anthocyanidins which antioxidants stimulate brain regions such as the hippocampus. This part of the brain involves in learning and memory crucial for busy business leaders who have to run meetings and rely on their memory skills to recall details.
Your working memory improves if you drink more green tea. It is not proven however perhaps it is due to the high levels of thiamine which plays a role in brain functioning maintenance. It is best to brew some green tea yourself instead of coffee which is better than bottled green tea beverages.
Green Leafy Vegetables
Spinach, collards, kale, or mustard greens can help preserve crystallized intelligence as researchers call it. It is the ability to use the skills and knowledge that an individual acquires over time. Along with omega 3’s they also richly have lutein. Lutein is also abundant in egg yolks and broccoli.