We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a good breakfast is not only good for your body, but your brain as well. So, give your brain the best possible start to the day with these brain boosting foods.
Egg Sandwich with Swiss Cheese and Tomato
Tomatoes are good for your brain, containing carotenoids, which is good for enhancing learning and memory.
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 English muffin, toasted
1 slice Swiss cheese
1 slice tomato
Fry the egg in the olive oil. Add the egg, Swiss cheese slice and tomato slice to the bottom half of the English muffin. Then, top with the top half of the English muffin.
Greek Yogurt with Walnuts
Walnuts are the best nuts when it comes to brain power. They contain an Omega-3 Fatty Acid, DHA, which is great for brain performance.
2 cups Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
Add the walnuts to the top of the yogurt.
Whole Grain Waffles with Blueberries and Flaxseed
Whole grain waffles contain Vitamin B6, which help to improve memory and prevent mental fatigue. Blueberries contain tannins, which improve brain health and flaxseed contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
2 whole grain waffles, toasted
½ cup blueberries
½ cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon flaxseed
Top each waffle with ¼ cup of blueberries, ¼ cup of plain yogurt and ½ teaspoon of flaxseed.
Whole Grain Cereal with Apples
Apples are great for boosting your brain because they contain Quercetin, which protects the brain from oxidative stress. Just add some sliced apples to your bowl of breakfast cereal. Some great examples of whole grain cereal include Multi Grain Cheerios, Total Whole Grain Cereal and Post Great Grains Crunchy Pecan.
Whole Grain Toast with Peanut Butter
Peanut butter contains Vitamin B6, which help with attention and focus. Just top a slice of whole grain toast with some of your favorite peanut butter.