You are what you eat, well not technically BUT if we eat rubbish we feel rubbish. Bad foods make us feel sluggish and unproductive.
We know eating a balanced and healthy diet is good for our health but ‘health’ is the header for so many things.
Which foods, in particular, are good for our brain health?
– Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are richer in zinc than most other seeds. Zinc is vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills. They are also full of magnesium which helps with stress, B vitamins, and tryptophan, the precursor to the good mood chemical serotonin.
Our brains need a steady supply of energy to help us focus and concentrate which comes in the form of glucose.
Wholegrains release glucose slowly into the bloodstream, keeping you mentally alert.
Change white bread to wholemeal or seeded and opt for wholegrain cereals, rice, and pasta.
– Beans & Lentils
Not usually something you would necessarily associate with the usual brain foods but just like whole grains, beans and lentils also release a steady stream of glucose.
Avocados are high n antioxidants including vitamin E which protects the body and brain from free radical damage. Monosaturated fats, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids increase blood flow to the brain.
– Walnuts & Almonds
These two types of nuts, in particular, are extremely good for the brain and nervous system.
They contain omega 3, omega 6 fatty acids, vitamin B6 and vitamin E.
The nutrients in spinach prevent damage to your DNA, cancer cell growth and tumor growth but at the same time, slow the effects of aging on the brain.
Broccoli is a superfood, not just for the brain but the whole body.
Broccoli is rich in calcium, vitamin C, B vitamins, beta-carotene, iron, fiber and vitamin K. These nutrients protect against free radicals, keep blood flowing well and remove heavy metals that can damage the brain.
The flavonoids (yep, that is a real thing) in blueberries also improve the communication between neurons, improving memory, learning and all cognitive function including reasoning, decision making, verbal comprehension, and numerical ability.
Other dark berries are good for brain health too, such as blackberries, acai and goji berries.
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I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.