Fueling a Healthy Brain - Foods to Keep it Working
Information provided by the American Dietetic Association: Your Link to Nutrition & Health
Do you ever find yourself in the middle of a thought and suddenly it s gone? Or maybe in the middle of the afternoon your mind begins to wander? Your brain may be trying to tell you something.
Your brain needs fuel just like the rest of your body. Since the brain cannot store glucose, it needs a continuous source of fuel from foods. Start with a nutritious breakfast and continue with healthy meals and snacks through the day.
Foods like blueberries, strawberries, prunes and fatty fish show a positive benefit to short-term memory.
Try to consume more of these foods by mixing fruit in cereal, yogurt or pancake batter and by consuming fatty fish two times a week.