5 Brain Foods to Boost Memory and Concentration

The impact of Covid-19 is being felt all around the world, and like many you may find yourself working or learning from home. This sudden change in routine may take some getting used to, but we’re here to fill you in on some of the top 5 brain foods which will nourish your physical and mental wellbeing and help you perform at your best. Don’t fall into the trap of ordering unhealthy takeaways, consider incorporating the following brain foods into your diet to help boost mood, memory and concentration.

 

Fatty Fish

Omega-3 fatty acids are highly beneficial for brain and cardiovascular health, and fish including salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines happen to be some of the richest sources. A diet high in omega-3 will help to improve blood flow to the brain, provide additional support to cell membranes and improve cognition. The best way to get your fill of omega-3’s is through natural food sources, and you will find a wide variety of tinned salmon, tuna and sardines from leading brands including John West, Greenseas, King Oscar, Ocean Harvest, Safcol, Sirena and Paramount here at Tasteful Delights. Don’t eat seafood? You may wish to consider an Omega-3 supplement, or trade your usual breakfast cereal for Uncle Toby Plus Omega 3.

The benefits of omega-3’s on brain health are clear-cut, so why not pick up a few tins of canned fish with your next order and use them for sandwiches, pasta and other healthy lunches whilst working or studying at home.

 

Wholegrains

Your body requires a steady supply of energy in order to function at its best, and this is especially true when it comes to your brain. Whole grains help to stabilise blood sugar levels, and because they are low-GI they offer sustained release of glucose throughout the day to help you maintain mental alertness and regulate mood. Wholegrains come in the form of brown rice, popcorn, oats and quinoa along with wholegrain cereals, grain bread and more.  

If you find yourself feeling tired or unable to concentrate throughout the day, why not try incorporating one of these great products in your diet.

Breakfast – Sanitarium Weetbix Organic (made from 97% wholegrains)

Daily SnackingSunbites Wholegrain Crisps Vintage Cheddar and Wholegrain Mustard

Microwave Rice Pots (Individual Serve) – Sunrice Quick Cup Brown 250g

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest oils you can use, as it is packed with omega-3’s and vitamin E. It is also a rich source of healthy monounsaturated fat, which aids in the production of acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter which is essential for learning and memory. Not only is high quality extra virgin olive oil ideal for stir frying and baking, it can also be drizzled over your salads or finished dishes to add flavour. Shop olive oils from leading brands including Moro, Always Fresh, Aurora, Bertolli, Crisco and Sandhurst here at Tasteful Delights.

Nuts

Nuts are the perfect snack to keep on your desk, and as a leading supplier of nuts online Australia we are committed to bringing you the best around. Not only are nuts delicious, they also happen to be great for brain health as they too are full of DHA omega-3 fatty acid. Studies have shown that DHA can boost cognitive performance in adults and also minimise your risk of experiencing age-related cognitive decline. Walnuts are the richest source of DHA, whilst almonds and hazelnuts are high in vitamin E. You will also find a great range of roasted cashews, peanuts, pecans and more on our website. Create your own personal mix and brighten up your workday today!

 

Water

Water is incredibly important to human health. If you want your mind to remain sharp, you should aim to consume at least 2 litres of water per day. Keep a few bottles of Fiji or Evian spring water at your desk for daily refreshment, and make sure you start every day with a glass of water to remain adequately hydrated. Need more flavour? Enjoy a hot cup of herbal tea.

Water helps the brain to absorb nutrients, form proteins and eliminate waste products. If you aren’t drinking enough water you may experience headache, mood swings and irritability which will adversely affect your work or study.

 

Healthy Office Snacks Delivered – Treat Yourself Today!

Tasteful Delights are a leading supplier of local and imported chocolates, confectionery, assorted groceries and healthy snack foods. Whether you’re working from home or in the office, brain food snacks always make the day go smoother. Looking to boost concentration, enjoy sustained energy and feel great every day? Why not put together a snack box of all your favourites. With delicious office snacks conveniently delivered to your door, you can focus on the things which matter most. Happy browsing!