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Eating Well for Your Brain – 6 Nutrition Tips To Boost Cognitive Function


Eating Well for Your Brain is not just about satisfying hunger; it’s about fueling the most complex organ in our bodies and optimizing its performance. The foods we consume have a profound impact on our cognitive abilities, memory, focus, and overall brain health.

Just as a car requires high-quality fuel to run smoothly, our brains thrive when nourished with the right nutrients.

In this blog post, we will delve into the fascinating realm of brain-boosting nutrition, exploring the foods that support mental clarity, enhance concentration, and promote long-term brain health.

The author of this article is Chris Dempsey. Somebody I have got to know through social media over the past few months.  Chris regularly comments here and his support for this website has been greatly appreciated.

He is a fellow blogger from just over the water from where I am in Ireland and runs his own website called JustKeepDistance.com

Be sure to pay him a visit if you are reading this and check out his articles.

I have added a few words here myself to flesh out this post a bit more but ultimately let’s dive in and find out more about this topic…

Eating Well For Your Brain – 6 Nutrition Tips

Eating Well for the Brain

Sports stars have strict nutritional diets to keep them in shape, so how about people who need to keep their brains fit? Many health gurus will recommend trying a Mediterranean-style diet to keep the brain working well.

The diet includes lots of beans, berries, vegetables, fish, and poultry.

This is because the Mediterranean diet is full of good fats and healthy carbs.  So next time you sit down to a meal take your brain into consideration, not just your tummy.

Eating Well For Your Mental Health?

Unlike the body, the brain never gets the chance to rest even as you sleep your brain is busy working and keeping your blood pumping. Start to feed the brain with foods like fruits, veg, and seeds. Studies have shown these foods actually protect your mental health. Eating Healthy When Stressed is also important for your mental well-being.

When the body is feeling good the mind is also. By using quality foodstuffs in your diet these foods can keep you mentally strong because they are more nutritious.

How Eating Healthy Helps Your Brain?

How Eating Healthy Helps Your Brain?

When you are eating the right ingredients to make your brain function correctly like lots of omega-3 fatty acids and healthy carbs. They will not only help you feel and look better, but these foods will also help you think more logically as your brain is fully nourished and will be able to process thoughts easier.

Consuming high-quality foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourishes the brain and protects it from oxidative stress.  This (oxidative stress) if you don’t know is the “waste” (free radicals) produced when the body uses oxygen, which can damage cells.

By, consuming a healthy diet that both protects and repairs oxidative stress you can help boost brain power.  This is because brain tissue is especially vulnerable to a lack of oxygen.  The hard truth is that our brain is reliant on 1/5 of the body’s oxygen supply.  The saying “the brain needs to breathe to think” really does say it all.

Best Practices For Eating Well For Your Brain

If you are looking for ideas for better Brain Nutrition check out the following tips below;

  • Stay Away From Refined Sugar and Carbohydrates.
  • Drink plenty of water.  Drink plenty of fluids regularly and try not to become Dehydrated.
  • Add more omega-3 fatty acids from dietary sources (not pills).  Pilchards, Sardines, Salmon, etc.
  • Reduce portions (possibly try out intermittent fasting).
  • Plan ahead—meaning, have healthy snacks around so you don’t turn to junk food if you become hungry.
  • Try to avoid white bread and sodas
  • If you can grow your own vegetables so you know they are organic

Do you Want To Know What To Cook?

How Garlic can help brain health

I have compiled a list of the best sites to find recipes by ingredients where you just type in the name of the foods and you will get a recipe for what you have. I just put in turmeric and chicken in one of those apps and it gave me a great recipe for a Turmeric chicken and lentil soup recipe.

Turmeric is good for improving memory and chicken is great for the brain because it’s full of protein and low in fat. You need protein to keep the brain working well, not just your body.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and I would like to thank Alex for letting me guest post here please share this on social media or just make a comment below.

Many Thanks for reading…

And May You Stay Healthy;

Chris Dempsey

Related Post:  13 reasons why the brain is susceptible to oxidative stress – ScienceDirect

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2 thoughts on “Eating Well for Your Brain – 6 Nutrition Tips To Boost Cognitive Function”

  1. Hey there, thank you for this post guys. I admit that it is super important what and how we do eat in terms of our health and (brain) performance. Therefore I am surprised how many people still eat like they don’t care. My personal favorite snack type is nuts. It doesn’t matter which one (the best-being walnuts, pistachios, and almonds). When I am working mentally they always have to be around me. Great post.

    • Thanks for commenting Julius. I will let Chris know that you like the post. Agree with you totally about eating the right things and yes a lot of people are very misinformed about what is good for them and what is not. Fairplay, you like to eat different types of nuts I personally like almonds, and actually nuts such as almonds are great for boosting magnesium and zinc which is very important for brain health.


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