Your brain, just like any other organ in your body, needs adequate fuel in order to function properly. A whopping 20-25% of your total daily energy intake is consumed by your brain, so keeping it well-fed is important for maintaining function and mental health.
Fuelling your brain with nutritious foods may improve clarity of thought, increase energy levels and boost mood.
Carbohydrates are our body’s preferred source of fuel. Eating regular meals based around ‘complex’ carbohydrates with a low glycaemic index (GI), such as wholegrain varieties of cereals, breads and pasta, provides a good source of slow-release energy and may prevent us from experiencing that ‘fuzzy-headed’ feeling as a result of low blood glucose levels. Struggling with snack attacks? Try including a source of protein at every meal to help you feel fuller for longer.