There were times when I woke up in the morning feeling like I didn’t know “which way was up”… I had a hard time thinking, I felt spacy, confused, tired and many times I had a hard time focusing and concentrating. Through talking to my friends and family, I found out that I was not the only one that felt this way from time to time. Later I learned that the foods that I ate played a big part in the mental boost that I was lacking in the morning.
For many of us, preparing a healthy breakfast is time consuming so we try the quick fix by eating foods such as toast and coffee, waffles drowned in syrup or a bowl of our favorite cereal.
The following 5 foods were included in the list of “brain foods” by a September 2012 article posted by the Huff Post Healthy Living and can serve as a brainy substitute to the unhealthy quick fixes that we normally settle for. Now although there are many other benefits for consuming these foods as well, I am focusing on how they can give us the brain power boost that we need to maintain a focused job search.
- Olive Oil
My favorite on the list is Olive Oil. Unlike other fats, olive oil helps to control blood sugar levels and prevent diseases that cause problems with brain function and memory.
Avocados may be high in fat but it promotes blood flow allowing the brain to function at its highest.
Although high in cholesterol, eggs are a great source of protein; they contain choline which is a nutrition that helps the brain to improve memory function.
- Mixed Berries
Delicious berries such as blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and cranberries all have been shown through study to benefit our brains by boosting brain function and preventing age related memory lost.
Walnuts contain Omega 3’s which are the essential fatty acids that help to keep the brain functioning normally. Ever wonder why this nut is shaped like the brain? It gives an ironic meaning when people say “Your Nuts!”
There are many other foods that are brain friendly and can help stimulate our mind in the right direction but these were the favorites on my list that I wanted to share with you. Have a nice day and don’t forget to start your day right by a “brain powered breakfast”.