Brain health isn’t the trendiest topic but our brain is responsible for almost every function in our body so it’s a wise idea to keep it in good shape.
A healthy, balanced diet can help prevent conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease but even ‘everyday’ conditions such as brain fog, poor memory and a lack of concentration can be improved when choosing healthy foods.
- Lean red meat is a good source of iron which is known to improve memory. A deficiency in iron can lead to poor concentration and you may even feel lightheaded or experience headaches.
- Lean red meat like beef and lamb are a source of selenium. Selenium is a mineral that acts as an antioxidant to scavenge free radicals. The brain relies on antioxidants to prevent damage from free radicals.
- Omega-3s are widely known to support brain health and the brain development of babies and children. The small amount of polyunsaturated fat in beef and lamb also contains omega 3, potentially making a significant contribution to the diets of those who eat little fish.