4 Snacks to Power You Through the Day
The proper nutrition is key to better brain function that lasts all day long. A good snack or two can keep you powered up between meals, so they’re a pretty essential part of your day. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should be grabbing for highly-processed snacks with empty calories, since they can do a lot more harm than good.
To help you make it through the day, we’ve put together a roundup of snacks to keep at the office and at home — or even on the go — to ensure you get the important nutrients you need to keep your brain powered up all day long.
1 – Healthy Trail Mix
Grab a trail mix packed with seeds and nuts, and you’ll have a snack that’s full of brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts and seeds also contain vitamin E, which is excellent for maintain brain health as you grow older. The best seeds and nuts for your trail mix include walnuts, sunflower seeds, almonds and peanuts.
2 – Berries
Snack on brightly colored berries if you want to feel full, enjoy some sweetness without the sugar, and give your brain a boost. Berries are packed with antioxidants that can help improve learning and memory, reduce the risk of age-related mental decline, and even improve communication between your brain cells. Berries are easy to pack and grab on the go, so put together a mix of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries for a delicious but powerful snack.
3 – Dark Chocolate
You probably didn’t think chocolate would be on the list, but dark chocolate is actually packed with antioxidants and zinc, two things that are great for your mind. Cocoa also boosts mood, cognition, and memory. It’ll power you up, just make sure you stick to a small serving size.
4 – Whole Grain Snacks
Whether it’s a soft baked bar packed with whole grains or another type of whole grain snack, snacks packed with whole grains help keep you going by supplying the brain with energy. Whole grains release glucose slowly into your bloodstream to keep you powered up instead of causing a quick blood sugar spike like simple sugars can do.
Power your body and your brain all day long with one — or a few — of these delicious snacks. Be sure to add your Prevagen supplement, too, for a boost in brain health and memory.