Food has a real impact on your brain. At Hotel BLOOM! we prepared this list to help you being more productive!
To boost your memory
- Dried fruit: True concentrates of energy, rich in minerals and trace elements, such as zinc. A zinc deficiency can cause learning, thinking, memory and attention deficits.
- Oily Fish: They are our leading suppliers of Omega-3 which are essential to the functioning of our neurons and play an important role in memory. For a brain in good shape, you have to put them on the menu 2 to 3 times a week.
- Vegetable oils: Fats are essential to the proper functioning of the brain, but not just any! Vegetable oils are among the good ones. Rich in Omega-3 and vitamin E, they protect our brain by neutralizing free radicals.
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To improve your concentration
- Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolate can help you focus for a number of reasons. First, it contains a small amount of caffeine, which has been proven to heighten mental alertness. Dark chocolate contains magnesium, which helps you de-stress, and it also stimulates the release of endorphin and serotonin, which make you feel good and heighten your mood. + It is super good!
- Green Tea: Green tea is full of catechine, a powerful antioxidant. Consumed in moderation, it has beneficial effects on alertness, concentration and memory.
- Honey: To fight fatigue and stress, honey, just like the other products of the hive is a good ally. It is a source of minerals, trace elements (magnesium, potassium, copper …), vitamins (B and C), and therefore, full of antioxidants. It provides a feeling of well-being and a good concentration.
To optimize the intelligence
- Dairy products: They bring us protein, but also vitamins B2 and B12. The first is necessary for the functioning of the brain. The second is the vitamin of intellectual development.
- Colorful fresh fruits & vegetables: They are are stuffed with vitamins. Pumpkins, tomatoes, oranges, peppers, carrots, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries … must be part of your menus. Cook the vegetables with steam or “papillotes”, but do not boil them.
- Whole grain: They contain lot of carbohydrates, vitamins but also some minerals interesting for the brain like iron or zinc. The more energy the brain has, the better it is. At rest, the brain consumes nearly 21% of the energy provided by food. For optimal intelligence, and for longer concentration, consider putting whole grains in your menu.
And one essential thing: W-A-T-E-R is the key!