8 Superfoods for a Sharper Mind

By Aira / 15 December 2023

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In the hustle of today’s world, juggling work, self-care, and personal passions can leave us overwhelmed. We may not be as busy as our moms yet, but as time goes by, we get it. Amidst our hectic schedules, important things can slip through the cracks, and while people suggest making schedules, let’s be real – we often forget to do that too.

But here’s the exciting news! There’s a game-changer – a type of food that’s like a superhero for our memory. It might take a little effort to make it a habit, but the payoff is huge. Consider it a small yet powerful step toward a sharper memory and a more balanced, less hectic life. Ready for the memory boost? Let’s dive in!


1/ Broccoli 

forgetful Pokok.AsiaBroccoli: your recipe for strength, focus, and staying on top of your game!  Photo Source: simply

A lot of us, like me, enjoy eating broccoli. Some eat it raw with sauce, others cook it with different things. Even though broccoli isn’t super flavorful, when I eat it, it feels like the right veggie to fill me up.

Broccoli has things that fight inflammation and act like antioxidants. They protect our brain and help boost our memory. Plus, it keeps our immune system strong all day.

Just think about it – if you eat broccoli often, your body will feel strong, you’ll stay focused, do things properly, and be on top of your game all day.

This is what we need every day – enough sleep, taking care of our bodies, and eating healthy for the long run. It’s like they say, “Don’t play hard, play smart”.


2/ Oranges 

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Oranges, rich in Vitamin C, act as brain-boosting superheroes! Easily accessible at family gatherings and beyond, these citrus champions are both convenient and universally loved.

Various types of oranges offer distinct health benefits. My top pick? The classic orange! It’s not just delicious; it’s a powerhouse for your body. I always keep them in my fridge for that extra Vitamin C kick, ensuring my brain stays sharp and ready to tackle anything!


3/ Eggs 

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I can’t get enough of eggs – one a day? Not sufficient for my egg-citement! Packed with protein, a breeze to cook, and a steal at just RM8 a bunch, eggs are like affordable royalty, giving us a taste of the high life!

But here’s the cracking part – eggs aren’t just easy on the wallet; they’re also rich in vitamins B6, B12, folate, and choline. And the best part? They’re linked to boosting memory and mental function.

Recently tried the viral “Eggs with Sautéed Onions”  recipe, and oh boy, it was egg-ceptional! Now, whenever I crave something quick and tasty, it’s my go-to. Eggs are simply the best!


4/ Avocados 

forgetful Pokok.AsiaAvocados are the brain’s perfect companion! Photo Source: Freepik

I’m always scrolling through social media, and those avocado toast pictures never fail to catch my eye. The way they stack creamy avocado slices on perfectly toasted bread and crown it with melted egg yolks is just heavenly.

Avocados are my go-to, not just for breakfast, but also for whipping up tasty juice. They’re a simple yet satisfying choice that keeps me energised all day long.

While avocados might not always be readily available at my local market, once I manage to get my hands on one, it’s like hitting the jackpot—it’s a game-changer! These nutrient-packed green wonders never fail to elevate my meals, making everything taste better, and keeping my food choices far from outdated.


5/ Bone Broth 

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I’m really excited to talk about my favourite – bone broth! I’ve been making it since high school, and you know the secret recipe? It’s not from social media but from my amazing mom, the best chef ever.

The first time I tried her special bone broth, I was blown away. It was unlike anything I’d ever tasted. My dad probably loves it more than me because, let’s face it, no one else makes bone broth as good as my mom – just kidding!

I started learning to make it by helping Mom at the supermarket and in the kitchen. It’s always a good time, and I’ve picked up all her recipes step by step. That’s how my love for cooking started and keeps going strong.

For the perfect bone broth, simmer for 3 hours and toss in veggies like potatoes and carrots 30 minutes before it’s done. Bone broth is loaded with collagen, which helps with inflammation, keeps your immune system strong, and can even boost your memory!


6/ Celery 

forgetful Pokok.AsiaCrunch into goodness with celery! Sweet or savoury, this veggie is a snack game-changer. Photo Source: well-beingsecrets 

In 2023, ‘Tiffany’s Plate’ took by storm. Tiffany’s viral trend featured lunch or dinner, showcasing raw veggies like celery, paired with mayo and ricotta cheese.

While not everyone jumped on board, that doesn’t mean celery isn’t fantastic. You don’t have to follow the trend; there are other amazing ways to enjoy it. For a sweet twist, try stuffing it with Nutella, tiny strawberries, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. For a savoury flavour, mix mayo with beef bacon.

It’s a simple breakfast you can take anywhere. Give it a try! Celery, rich in antioxidants and polysaccharides, helps you stay focused and not miss out on anything important.


7/ Tomatoes 

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When I think of tomatoes, I’m not just thinking about the tomato itself, but all the tasty foods it goes with. First up, burgers are simple ingredients, but they taste amazing. That’s what I want for my health and memory, good food that’s enjoyable.

Tomatoes are packed with antioxidants, keeping you hydrated and focused, especially during work. I often use tomatoes as a finishing touch, like a garnish for soups, as they soften quickly.

Some folks like raw tomatoes, but I prefer making them tastier in different ways. Everyone has their own style for enjoying this fruit, pick your favourite tomato style! 


8/ Pumpkin Seeds 

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Dietitians always recommend pumpkin seeds, and you might wonder why. Well, pumpkin seeds are packed with magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper – all essential for learning, memorising, and controlling nerve signals, supporting our brain function.

They’re everyone’s go-to for the healthiest snack. Just toss them on yoghurt or make pumpkin muffins for a happy treat, especially during holidays.

When grabbing pumpkin seeds from the grocery store, ensure you check the ingredients and expiry date to get the freshest and healthiest batch. 


From Plate to Mind! 

In the flavorful world of food, spicing up your memory is like adding an extra kick to life. Savouring memory-friendly delights, such as tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, and avocados, not only delights your taste buds but also gives your brain a boost. It’s like a sweet gesture to your memory with each delicious bite. So, relish these tasty treats, making every meal a simple yet delightful way to nurture your memory!

What memory-boosting foods do you love? Share your favourites, or suggest topics you’d like to read about in our next story! Your input spices up our flavour-filled journey together.




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