The Healthy Brain Diet
Whether you’re divvying up the restaurant tab, helping with homework or multitasking on projects at work, your brain works better when you feed it well.
In fact, scientists in the pioneering field of nutritional neuroscience are finding that specific nutrients may be able to charge your brain’s neurotransmitters (messenger cells), thereby enhancing your mental performance and sharpening your memory.
These nutrients come in pill form, but “the best brain food is a healthy diet,” says Rachel Patton, a registered dietitian nutritionist in Vancouver who specializes in prenatal, postnatal and pediatric nutrition. To give yourself a mental edge, here’s the heads up on what to eat to feed your brain well.