It has been proven that certain foods can boost chemical reactions in your brain and can therefore improve your brain power. By eating the right foods you can increase your mental ability and improve your memory. Students should take this approach when preparing for maths exams.
Already a very important food group, fruit not only has a wide range of nutrients and vitamins that are good for your health but they also contain various other nutrients which can improve memory recall, concentration levels and mental agility. Let’s take a closer look…
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes and red peppers. There has been evidence that this antioxidant can help against free radical damage to cells which occurs in Alzheimer patients. Furthermore, blueberry extract has also been proven to improve short-term memory loss. Another fruit which can help you in your revision session is blackcurrants; these are extremely high in vitamin C and will increase your mental capabilities.
Not always a food of choice for teenagers, but fish is a great food source. Containing a long list of vitamins and nutrients, fish is primarily known for is its high content of omega-3 fatty acids. This is good for maintaining a normal metabolism and high DHA which is crucial for the health of your nervous system and preserving memory. Iodine is also available in fish which is proven to improve intelligence.
Possibly one of the most important factors of any diet, you can introduce wholegrain by eating cereals, bread and pasta. High in folic acid and vitamins B12 and B6, it has been discovered that having wholegrain in your diet can help you to recall information. Perfect for helping you to remember your revision for your maths exam! Furthermore, most wholegrain produce contains complex carbohydrates which release energy slowly over long periods of time, maintaining concentration levels.
It’s every teenager’s nightmare, but eating greens is very important for brain power. Vegetables contain a wide range of vitamins all of which are good for healthy development. Broccoli is known to improve cognitive functions, allowing you to think faster and more logically, as well as improving memory recall.
Treats & Sweets
It’s not only fruit and vegetables that can help to improve those all-important revision skills; snacking on mixed nuts such as peanuts and pecans can improve mental precision. However, the best sweet treat has to be chocolate. It has been proven that in moderation, chocolate can improve concentration levels, improve memory and quicken reaction time.
All these brain foods can be incorporated into your diet via the majority of meals, so there is no excuse not to try and eat them. After all, great things can come of it!
This article is provided courtesy of Matt at iTutorMaths – providers of online maths tutoring services