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Food for thought
Wednesday, 21 April · 1 min read

We all know that eating a balanced diet is important for good health. But have you ever wondered about the effects of food on your brain?

As well as keeping your body healthy, the right nutrition can also help ‘feed’ your brain, improving concentration and overall mental function.

Try these foods to boost your brainpower.

Some of the best foods for your brain contain important nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and antioxidants.

One food that’s been shown to help improve memory and cognitive function is walnuts. As well as being a good source of protein, walnuts are high in a type of omega-3 fatty acid that helps lower blood pressure and protect the arteries. Walnuts are also anti-inflammatory, so they help keep brain cells functioning as they should.

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