Want to boost your mood and energy? The nutrients in these foods will make you feel a million bucks.
High in lycopene, an antioxidant necessary for optimum mental functioning and resilience.
Traditionally used to soothe nervous exhaustion and fatigue and jam-packed full of nutrients, oats also help reduce cholesterol, improving blood circulation to the brain.
Containing folic acid, it helps to protect the brain. Low levels of folic acid can impair concentration.
Stimulates circulation and, according to traditional Chinese medicine, keeps the good chi flowing.
Rich in potassium, provides the body with stamina. A deficiency of which may cause fatigue and 3-oclock-itis.
A convenient and versatile protein source during those lazy winter evenings. Omelette…nom.
High in iron for strength, cashews also contain some tryptophan and the other healthy brain fat, omega-9.
The vegetarian protein of choice, crammed full of nutrients, fibre and complex carbs.
Lauded for its flavour, it’s packed with B vitamins that promote better memory and mental alertness.
Contains magnesium, tryptophan and anandamide, a chemical that is produced by our brains when we are happy and increases motivation. Hallelujah!
Source: Diet & Nutrition