1. Junk food triggers the same pleasure centres in the brain as drugs do. That could be one reason why so many people binge on those foods.
2. The brain uses a disproportionately large amount of our calorie intake. Hence, poor nutrition may have negative consequences for the brain.
3. Ensuring an adequate and steady calorie intake throughout the day is the first step to keeping focused and alert all day long. (Note: Eating regularly - three meals a day - helps you to concentrate.)
4. Omega-3 oils (found in oily fish, walnuts, pumpkin and flax seeds) help build and maintain the myelin sheath around brain fibres. This is crucial for peak mental performance.
5. Slow release, protein-rich foods help to maintain a healthy level of dopamine. This helps us to feel peaceful, positive, enthusiasm, motivated and, generally, happy. However, falling levels are associated with a sense of emptiness, sadness, irritation and boredom.
And what are Slow release, protein-rich foods? Meat?