Towards exam season, my Mum insists on making me take Omega 3 (fish oil) tablets, as apparently they work as “brain fuel” and help you retain knowledge. Now, these tablets taste absolutely disgusting, so I’ve been on a mission to find some better tasting, more enjoyable brain foods, which I can snack on during one of many cramming sessions.
Blueberries are thought to prevent or delay short-term memory loss, meaning you’re likely to remember the important details in that crucial exam. Blueberries taste delicious and are available in all supermarkets, so there are no excuses. British Blueberries are usually in season from June until September, if you like your fruit fresh!
Blackcurrants are a great source of Vitamin C, which has been long known to increase mental agility. Other fruit and veg which are high in Vitamin C include: Bell Peppers, Kale, Cress, Broccoli, Kiwis, Oranges and Strawberries.
3. Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds provide your body with Zinc, which helps enhance your memory and improves your thinking skills. Zinc is an important mineral which can also keep our hair and nails healthy, our bones strong, and helps to build up our immune systems, protecting us from diseases.
Along with a lot of other nuts, almonds are a great source of Vitamin E, which can help boost memory, concentration, motor skills, and mental clarity. They’re also great for your skin too!
Avocado is a circulation-boosting food, which is important for revision, as it encourages blood flow to the brain, assisting in using your brain’s full potential. Avocados are also thought to help prevent cancers, protect against cataracts and also allow your body to better absorb nutrients.