It’s common knowledge that you need food for energy and muscle repair, but what you might not realize is that certain foods can help to boost your memory, improve your mood, and provide protection against age-related cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson's. As any organ in your body requires nutrients for growth and maintenance, your brain is no exception.
Even at rest, your brain uses somewhere between 20 and 30 percent of your energy intake, and more when you’re problem solving. Now do you understand why it can be difficult to concentrate when you skip a meal?
You should, however, be smart about the foods you choose to fuel your brain, because when it comes to cognition, not all foods are created equal.