Veggie Friendly 4
Exams are coming – The Med Diet is in
The Mediterranean diet is renowned for being extremely well balanced and nutritious however it also incorporates a lot of what we call “brain foods”. What does a Mediterranean diet look like I hear you ask….? Staples include white and oily fish, avocado, fruits and vegetables and anything using olive oil! Of course, that’s not all it consists of – but that gives you an idea!
Exams are fast approaching so it’d be a fab idea to focus on including different brain foods into your diet on a daily basis. “They’re expensive…!” is often the response I get however, that doesn’t have to be the case – be thrifty! I recently left university and believe me, I was on a budget but still managed it!
Buy more vegetables than fruit
It’s often cheaper, lower in sugar and it usually keeps for longer
Buy frozen fruit & veg rather than fresh
It’s not always appropriate but for smoothies, juices and F&V that you’re using in a wet dish such as a stew or Bolognese it’s perfect
Don’t shy away from buying frozen meat and fish
Just because it’s not fresh, doesn’t mean it isn’t nutritious, just be sure to read the nutrition information on the packet. Also, visit a wholesale butcher or fishmonger (I used to get 20 chicken breasts for £15-20!!)
Long term, there are a number of foods that can help maximise the size and health of your brain, reducing the risk of brain related diseases including Alzheimer’s in later life.The benefits are endless and focussing on your diet at a young age will only lead to a healthier future for generations to come!