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Clever Food Choices Could Make You Smarter


There is a wealth of research and findings relating to the impact that food has on your memory, mood, energy and mental powers. Feeding your brain with nutritious food is vital if we want to be thinking clearly, quickly and positively.

The NHS spends £77 billion every year on mental health – more than heart disease and cancer combined. Although we recognise much of this is necessary, many do not realise the significant difference making the right food choices can have. Unlocking potential, boosting focus and memory, and functioning at your optimal level each day can be attributed to simply feeding your brain the right fuel.






Brain Boosting Properties

Leafy greens

(Kale, rocket, spinach, swiss chard, broccoli)

  • Vitamins C, K and Bs
  • Calcium, potassium, copper, magnesium, folate, manganese, zinc
  • Fibre

Oily fish

(Salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, trout, kippers, pilchards)

  • Omega 3 essential fats


(Pecans, walnuts, almonds, cashews, Brazil)

  • Protein
  • Healthy fats
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin E

Olive oil

  • Antioxidants
  • Brain healthy plant chemicals


(Sunflower, pumpkin, linseed, chia seeds, sesame seeds)

  • Plant essential fatty acid (EFA)
  • Omega 3 oils
  • Antioxidants
  • Zinc (especially pumpkin seeds)


  • Vitamins
  • Fibre
  • Heart healthy fats

Colourful vegetables

(sweet potato, peppers, carrot, tomato)

  • Vibrant colour indicate high anti-oxidant level
  • Fibre
  • Minerals
  • Plant nutrients


(Lentils, peas, beans)

  • Contain lignins, which protect against different forms of cancer as well as balancing hormone levels
  • Fibre
  • Vitamins and minerals


(Quinoa, millet, brown rice, whole meal bread)

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Slow releasing glucose for a steady supply of energy


(Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)

  • Antioxidants
  • Anti-inflammatory agents


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