Take action on healthy food choices
- Put a rainbow of colours on your plate.
- Blue/purple fruits and vegetables tend to be packed with anti-oxidants. Blackberries, blueberries, purple cabbage, and plums are all great food choices.
- Go green every day with fruits and vegetables that are good for your brain and also benefit bones, teeth and vision. Green options include avocados, broccoli, celery, cucumbers, peas, spinach, pears, honeydew melon and many more.
- Choose white, tan and brown fruits and vegetables such as bananas, cauliflower, potatoes, turnips, onions and garlic.
- Add sunshine to your plate with orange and yellow fruits and vegetables such as grapefruit, cantaloupe, butternut squash, peaches, papaya, oranges, sweet potatoes, yellow peppers and lemons.
- Reach for reds every day. Beets, raspberries, red grapes, radishes, tomatoes, red peppers, watermelon, rhubarb, pomegranates, and cherries are just a few excellent red choices.
- Eat high fibre breads, cereals and grains and low-fat animal proteins. Add pizzazz to dishes with herbs, spices, nuts, and olives. You don't have to give up flavour to maintain a healthy diet.
- Maintain a healthy weight by choosing appropriate portion sizes, eating healthy snacks, and drinking plenty of water. Plan meals in advance so that you don't leave healthy eating to chance.
- Include foods rich in omega-3 oils such as cold-water fish (eg. trout, salmon and walnuts).
- When it comes to food and brain health, set reasonable goals and be patient with yourself. By following basic healthy eating guidelines, your brain fitness has the potential to improve.
- For some great ways to take action on brain health, visit our BrainBooster® pages.