Choma Loves: Brain Boosting Foods

Exam season is here and I know how that can trigger your anxiety and cause a change in how well you eat and sleep. But did you know that certain foods can actually help boost your mental strength and help you keep your focus a bit better? So here’s a list of foods that can help you be on your way to exam season greatness.


Blueberries are good for so many reasons, but they’re also great specifically for your brain because of their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and this helps improve the way your brain cells work. Blueberries help improve memory so next time, try adding them to your breakfast cereal or to a smoothie


This is a dark-yellow spice that’s normally used in curries and cooking, but you can also enjoy it in your tea. Turmeric is also an antioxidant, meaning it helps improve your memory, but did you know that it also boosts certain hormones in your system that fight against depression


Broccoli is packed with vitamin K which helps improve memory, while all the other nutrients help to protect the brain against damage.

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are rich in many nutrients that are important for brain function, including copper, iron, magnesium and zinc.

Dark Chocolate

If you’re a chocolate lover, here’s some good news- the antioxidants in dark chocolate can help protect you brain. Meaning that eating chocolate could boost both your memory and your mood.

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Always remember that if you need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657)