Fall welcomes in many wonders – one of which being the great benefits of in season fruits and vegetables, more specifically, for our brains. From memory prevention, to concentration, the natural beauties of Mother Earth are sure to give you the mind boost for any day full of studying or long meetings. Fall into brain power this autumn with these 4 delicious fruits and vegetables down below!
Aside from bone, skin and eye health, aubergines also aid in enhancing the cardiovascular system in relation to one’s brain. Aubergines contain phytonutrients and potassium which increase blood flow to the brain. Such increase in blood flow boosts cognitive function, memory power, analytical thoughts and overall mental health. From Italian to Middle-Eastern recipes, there is a multitude of ways to incorporate them into a hearty meal.
1. Squash Galore
Pumpkins, acorn and butternut squash run a family business of many trades. Packed with vitamins, antioxidants and magnesium, the squash family aid with eye, skin and of course brain health. In fact, increased squash consumption has been linked to reducing anxiety and depression symptoms due to the vegetable’s natural magnesium. Squash can be transformed into savoury soups and even sweet custards, a perfect vegetable that can be catered to anyone’s liking.
3. An Apple a Day…
Although available all year round, apples peak harvest occurs between September and October. Having a high phytochemical profile, apples are known to aid in hormone regulation, and prevent oxidative as well ad DNA damage. Such attributes promote brain health through supporting mental health.
4. Become Un-beet-able
Beets are superheroes in disguise. Although odd looking on the outside, the sweet red flesh inside is full of betaine and folic acid which both support mental health. Betaine and folic acid work hand in hand acting as mood stabilisers. Pickled, juiced or fried, beets are a perfect fruit make any day unbeatable.