It’s Q4 of there year – meaning activities are tightening up and more stress are coming out from more work and responsibilities. foodora cares about you and what you eat, hence this blog piece is just your simple guide to a healthier mind and body! Better brain-health = better life!
Your brain is made of a lot complicated things, but 60% of it is actually fat! 50% of that fat is the Omega-3 type of fat – and these are found mostly in fatty fish.
To name a few: salmon, trout and sardines! These are incredibly rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids! When absorbed, the omega-3 is used to build brain & nerve cells as well as nurturing memories and facilitate sharp learning ability.
Hence, fish, in general, is incredibly valuable to kids since their brains are at developing stages.
Eggs carry a lot of nutrients! 4 of which are vital to your brain health: B6, B12, folate, and choline. Choline specifically is a super helpful micronutrient that helps your brain regular mood and memory better. Egg yolk is one of the most concentrated sources of choline.
Nut contains healthy fats, antioxidants, and especially vitamin E that bring you lots of brain-health benefits.
Vitamin E shields cell membranes from free radical damage and helps to slow down mental decline (i.e. being forgetful as you are aging).
It’s that season of the year when you’d find pumpkin everywhereee! Their seeds is an egg-cellent (LOL) source of magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper!
To point out a few important brain-health impacts from these minerals: Zinc and Copper are crucial for nerve signaling and the lack of them can lead to Alzheimer’s, depression, and Parkinson’s disease; Magnesium is important for learning and memory and the lack of it can lead to migraines, depression, and epilepsy.
One of the few great salad places in the city that uses pumpkin seeds as their topping is Kidlee by Susur Lee! You can order with foodora by clicking here.
Turmeric is a part of so many world cuisines and we don’t often know about it! In fact, it’s a key ingredient in your delicious curry powder! Turmeric has the power to send nutrients through the blood-brain barrier directly into the brain to ease depression and help new brain cells grow.
All of these benefits are activated by one key active ingredient in turmeric called curcumin! You can order from these delicious restaurants that take curry power seriously: Dosa & Curry, Sukhothai, Maurya East Indian Roti
Fuel up for brain-health anytime at www.foodora.ca
Nutrient information from Healthline.