Foods to Add to Your Diet to Support Healthy Cognitive Function
The foods we eat every day usually have a big impact on our overall health and our bodily functions. Much like we eat better to support our heart health, it’s a good idea to consider how eating certain foods can also support healthy cognitive function. Let’s look at a few easy ways to integrate some of these foods into a daily diet.
To add a little boost to start the day off right, try having a bowl of whole-grain cereal, such as oats, and top with anti-oxidant-rich blueberries. Whole grains are rich in B vitamins.
Not a cereal person or want a little variety? Have yogurt with nuts and berries stirred in. Alternatively, toast whole grain bread and top with eggs, which are rich in vitamins B12, B6, folate, and choline.
Lunch is a meal where it might be hard to eat well, especially if you’re on the go. Even if short on time, prepping a salad mixed with dark leafy greens topped with berries, seeds, nuts, and avocados is an easy way to eat a mix of foods that are good for you and that may support healthy cognitive function. Other healthy lunch options include brown rice and beans with a side of fatty fish or topped with an egg.
Fatty fish, such as salmon, trout, albacore tuna, and sardines, are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and make a great dinner option. Pair with a side of non-starchy veggies, including Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower, along with brown rice or quinoa to round out a healthy meal with several ingredients believed to support healthy cognitive function. Shellfish are also a good option – pair with Vitamin B-rich whole wheat pasta.
If you’re hungry during the day, instead of grabbing chips or other unhealthy snacks, keep a supply of healthy goodies nearby to snack on. Make a trail mix with a combination of berries, nuts, and dark chocolate to curb hunger pangs. Dark chocolate contains a specific type of antioxidant.
Another option is to make some guacamole with avocado and dip whole-grain tortilla chips or crackers in it. On the go? Have an orange – very good for you.
Try Prevagen to Support Healthy Cognitive Function
Your brain is your body’s central control. A healthy diet, along with exercise, good sleep and resting habits, and even social interaction can go a long way toward helping to support healthy cognitive function. Supplements can also help. Adding Prevagen to your daily routine is an additional way to support healthy cognitive function.