10 Superfoods for A Happier Brain

10 Superfoods for A Happier Brain

While eating well is important at any age, it becomes even more so as we reach midlife and beyond due to potential health threats and physical decline associated with old age.

Many studies show that a healthy diet impacts not only our physical well-being, but our cognitive well-being as well. Since a decline in cognitive function is more common among the elderly, along with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory problems, it’s crucial for them to consume more nutritious foods in order to maintain their memory, concentration, and overall brain health. 

So what foods are linked to better brainpower?

Here’s a list of the 10 foods that scientists categorise as superfoods because of their ability to give seniors a “happier” brain despite old age:

1.    Blueberries – a rich source of anthocyanins and flavonoids that are effective in minimising stroke-related brain damage and boosting memory

2.    Avocados – a great source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids that help in keeping the brain cell membranes flexible for mental acuity

3.    Green Tea - contains enzymes, amino acids, and vitamins that shield the brain from age-related decline; also reduces the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

4.    Eggs – rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and choline that are vital in maintaining memory and improving motor function. Try our Vegetable Bake, which is not only very tasty, but also a great source of eggs

5.    Dark Chocolate and Cocoa – have antioxidants and high flavanol levels that may boost memory, cognition, the immune system, and mood

6.    Salmon – contains omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and vitamin D that slow down mental degradation and stabilise mood changes. Check out our special “Salmon Chive Sauce”

7.    Extra-virgin Olive Oil or Canola Oil– plant-based fats rather than saturated fats, that preserve memory and protect the brain against neurological disorders like dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson disease because of their high amount of antioxidants

8.    Broccoli – good for people who experienced traumatic brain injuries as it contains sulforaphane, a sulfur-rich compound that can reduce swelling in the brain area; also promotes the growth and repair of brain tissues for improved cognitive function. You will find broccoli present in many of our Gourmet Meals dishes

9.    Walnuts – contains polyphenols, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that help in improving performance on tasks that require motor and behavioral skills

10.  Spinach – packed with antioxidants like vitamin A, lutein, and carotene that delay aging-related brain damage; also reduces depression. Our Butter Chicken and Chicken Florentine meals contain a good portion of spinach.

With Gourmet Meals, eating brain foods goes beyond promoting brain health-- it can be mouth-wateringly delicious, too!

Gourmet Meals provides great-tasting, portion-controlled meals that contain wholesome and nutritious, brain-boosting ingredients that also keep your overall health in check.

Explore our selection of nutritionally-balanced meals on our menu, and get your daily dose of brain fuel delivered right to your doorstep!

 

 

Tags: Food For Healthy Brain Functioning, Brainpower Foods, Nutrition For Dementia, Nutrition For Alzheimers, Foods To Boost Memory, Healthy Frozen Meals Delivered, Gluten Free Meals Delivered

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