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Brainfood – food for thinking

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Your brain is active for you all day long. Whether you have the shopping list in your head, have to calculate something or write a text – we have to be efficient almost around the clock. That’s why it’s important to eat the right nutrients for your brain. You can learn which foods are suitable for this here.

Nuts

Nuts are a great snack for in between meals. They contain important unsaturated fatty acids (e.g. omega-3 fatty acid), which have an anti-inflammatory effect. In addition to important vitamins, they also contain potassium, magnesium and selenium, thus supporting your performance.

Soybeans, chickpeas and lentils

Our brain needs various amino acids, the components of proteins, for its thinking processes. Legumes have plenty of them and also various B vitamins, which are important for the signal transmission of the nerve cells. Legumes are also high in iron, magnesium and zinc.

Berries

They come in countless varieties. Whether strawberry, raspberry or blueberry – they all simply taste good and at the same time provide us with important antioxidants. Thus, our gray cells are better protected against stress.

Whole grain products

Our brain needs one thing above all else to function: energy. However, it is not unimportant where this comes from. The best sources are complex carbohydrates, such as those found in whole grain products. These also contain valuable trace elements and vitamins. The situation is different with simple carbohydrates such as glucose or wheat flour products. These also provide energy, but only for a short time, so that the performance curve drops again afterwards.

Water

Nothing works without water. You can eat as many berries, nuts and legumes as you like – we need fluids to be able to perform. Too little liquid makes our neurons shrink, so that they no longer function as well. Therefore, drink enough water, at least 1.5 to 2 liters a day.

So with the right foods and nutrients, your brain is well supplied and ready to solve complex tasks in everyday life.

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