Brain Food

Brain Food

Brain Food with Costcutter

Are you looking for inspiration on what food will help boost your brain cells and give you that extra pep in your step?

Take a look at our top 12 brain food – all can be found at your local Costcutter store.

  • Wholegrain

Choose wholegrain cereals, granary bread, rice and pasta that release healthy levels of glucose into your bloodstream to give you the healthy energy you need.

  • Fish

The most effective omega-3  can be found in fish. The best types of fish include salmon, trout and mackerel.

  • Broccoli

Broccoli is packed with powerful plant compounds, including antioxidants and has been proven to boost your brain power. Have exams coming up, ensure to stock up. With plenty of uses, Broccoli truly is a powerful plant. 

  • Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate and cocoa powder are packed with a couple of brain-boosting compounds, including caffeine and antioxidants. As if we needed another excuse to love chocolate.

  • Nuts

There are several nutrients properties in nuts, such as healthy fats, antioxidants and vitamin E, that can explain their brain boosting benefits!

  • Oranges

Packed full of vitamin C, oranges are important food for brain health. Eating sufficient amounts of vitamin C-based foods can protect against age-related mental decline and Alzheimer’s disease, according to PMC

  • Eggs

Eggs are a great source of several nutrients tied to brain health, including vitamins B6 and B12. With so many options on how to prepare, it’s an easy way of helping to get the right foods into your diet.

Healthy Egg Muffin Recipe

  • Blueberries

Blueberries are packed full of rich antioxidants. Blueberries and other deeply colored berries provide an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect when consumed.

  • Coffee

Not technically food but has to be part of this list . Two main components in coffee — caffeine and antioxidants — help boost your brain.

Check out out tasty Urban Sips coffee, available in select Costcutter stores across Ireland.

  • Tomatos

There is strong evidence to suggest that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, could help protect against the development of dementia.

  • Avocado

Avocado is a source of healthy unsaturated fat, avocados may support the brain by giving helping to lower blood pressure.