Here are my top brain-boosting foods (and drinks) for language learners. I believe that it is vital to ensure a healthy and balanced diet when learning new things, especially languages. For a start, it helps us with our concentration, memory, and even our motivational levels. If you are worried about your diet or feel you might have an intolerance or food allergy please seek professional advice from a doctor.
1 Ensure your breakfast is high in protein. So have eggs, milk, and cheese. You can also get protein from nuts, pulses, and soya. Higher protein and lower carbohydrates can help enhance concentration levels.
2 Olive oil – it is rich in Polys, which are powerful brain protective antioxidants!
3 Salmon – it contains omega and if you are not liking fish you can get omega 3 from walnuts and flaxseed.
4 Get the minimum of 5 portions of fruit and vegetables in per day (some scientists are now arguing 8 portions). I tend to aim for 6 -8! Fruits and veg contain antioxidants
5 Blueberries – which along with omega 3 help maintain the general health of brain cells. It also helps stimulate the growth of brain cells in the hippocampus region of the brain. Therefore helping memories.
6 Suffering from poor memory and finding it difficult to pay attention. Increase your vitamin B1 intake. So whole grain, such as brown rice and bran. Broccoli, mushrooms, nuts and seeds (unless you have allergies).
7 Most importantly ensure you are drinking enough water per day. Water really is a forgotten nutrient! Water makes up over two-thirds of our bodies. A mere 2% decline in water can have implications, such as poor short-term memory, confusion, poor concentration and difficulty focusing. Dehydration is also one of the most common causes of fatigue.
8 Remember a well-balanced diet with an active life will also help with learning new things, such as languages.
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