Our brain uses up about 20 per cent of the calories we consume – and for good reason. It’s the control centre of our body, and keeps our heart beating, lungs pumping, and allows us to move, think and feel. Therefore, it requires good fuel to keep it in optimal condition.
The food we eat plays a vital role in keeping our brain healthy and sharp, as well as guarding against cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases, especially as we grow old. While there is no miracle food that can completely ward off age-related diseases such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, there are foods that can help to improve our memory and concentration.
These are what a healthy and balanced brain-friendly diet should include (in the gallery below).
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Text: Joyce Chua / Recipes & Photos: BauerSyndication.com.au