Put your thinking caps on, because we’re taking you back to school- and with these kitchen staples that double as brain food, you’ll be feeding your brain as well your body. This guide is for every member in your family. Yourself, your kids, and your dog. Brought to you by Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND.
Transitioning from the lazy days of summer and adjusting to new schedules can all seem daunting with the back-to-school season upon us. Is there a way to fuel our brains and bodies to help power us through the fall craziness?
Did you know that certain foods can actually benefit your cognitive health? It’s called “brain food,” and these foods naturally assist with focus, memory and cognitive function. When things are busy and you feel scatterbrained, try adding these foods into your diet and your family’s diet!
All dog owners know that their pets are part of the family. It just wouldn’t be complete without them! So not only will we be sharing the best brain food for you, we’re also sharing the best brain food for your dog so that they can stay healthy for years to come. Thanks to Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND, your dog can stay bright and capable even at an advanced age.
Brain Food For You
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This pantry staple has amazing brain-fueling properties! The antioxidants found in olive oil can improve learning and memory – something we could all use this season! In addition, it helps to reverse aging’s effect on the brain, keeping your mind young and fresh.
Blueberries have also been found to help reverse the effects of aging on cognitive function. A study from Harvard showed that a group of people who had a greater intake of blueberries showed better memory than those who did not.
This oily fish is full of brain-boosting omega-3s! These healthy fats promote brain function and help with focus and concentration. In fact, it’s even been found to fight against ADHD in children! This one is also good for dogs; the omega-3s boost your canine’s immune system.
This small spice contains more antioxidants than most full vegetables! Science Daily suggests that eating rosemary “can protect the brain from stroke and neurodegeneration.” This is due to high amounts of carnosic acid, which is very beneficial for brain health.
No surprise here, leafy greens are pretty much good for everything. For brain health, research shows that those who consume larger amounts of leafy greens show slower neurological aging. Those who ate 1-2 servings of leafy greens every day had the cognitive function of someone 10 years younger than those who did not!
Starting your day with avocado toast might be making your brain healthier. The healthy fats and green power contained in these fruits (yes, they are technically a fruit) include Vitamin K and folate. These improve memory and concentration, and might even reduce the risk of stroke by preventing blood clots in the brain.
Brain Food For Fido
Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND
Since dog owners also consider their pets part of the family, we’re also sharing the best brain food for your dog so they can stay healthy in body AND mind. The breakthrough nutrition innovation in Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND formulas can help support your dog’s brain health throughout their adult and senior years.
For our four-legged companions, it’s important to take steps to nourish their brain throughout their adult and senior years. Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND dog food is scientifically formulated to support canine cognitive health and help your dog reach his full potential by feeding his MIND and body. Specifically for “senior” dogs ages seven and older, Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND Adult 7+ formulas contain enhanced botanical oils shown to promote alertness and mental sharpness in dogs aged seven and older. Around age seven, the glucose metabolism in a dog’s brain begins to change which can affect memory, learning, awareness or decision making. Dog not seven or older? Try Purina Pro Plan BRIGHT MIND Adult formulas that feature a proprietary blend of brain-supporting nutrients that support cognitive health in adult dogs.
Keep yourself and your family healthy this back-to-school season and feed your brain with these foods! And don’t forget about Fido!