Foods for Your Brain

All you students out there – you really want to do a good job in school this year, I’m sure. Everyone wants to do their best and have a great year.

Can you believe that food will help you have a better year? There are some foods that help boost your brain power and promote good health. When you feel good you can do better work. Those are the kinds of food that should form the basis of your meal plans.

What are these brain foods, you ask?

For starters, here are a number of them:

fish, especially salmon and other cold water fish that have fins
turkey and chicken
vegetables, especially dark green and red
fruits rich in vitamin A and C such as oranges, pineapple, melons, and peaches
whole grains, such as oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat breads and pastas
plain non-sweetened yogurts

What are some foods that will drain your brain?

Colas and other soft, sweet drinks
artificial foods such as sweeteners, whipped creams, etc.
food colorings
high-fructose corn syrup
corn syrup
refined white flours
hydrogenated fats
white pasta
white rice

Eating more nutritious foods helps a person feel better. That way they can learn better, perform better, and grow. You can look for words on food packaging that indicate it is not the best food for you. Some of these words include: artificial flavorings and food colorings, hydrogenated fats, refined, high-fructose corn syrup.

It’s in your brain’s best interest to choose the good over the poor.