People care about what they eat more than ever before. We are aware of how food impacts our health and general well-being, both body and mind. It’s clear that food has become much more than simply fuel to get through the day. We increasingly understand how food impacts our health and well-being and thanks to modern supply chains we have access to ingredients, recipes and tastes that previous generations could only dream of.
Balance brings well-being
Modern work-life puts considerable strain on the performance of our brains: working hours are non-specific and work tasks have become more versatile and abstract. Based on science, food affects your cognitive functions and brain health. To live fully through life, from child to senior, our brains deserve just as much attention as our bodies. In the world today, all of us need to deal with a growing amount of information and experiences, making everyday well-being more and more dependent on our cognitive capabilities. Food, rest, and exercise for both body and mind all play a role in this. By focusing more on keeping our brains going, we will work smarter instead of harder. We need food for thought.
But what is brainfood? Brainfood is a combination of common food ingredients that are beneficial for brain and cognitive functions. For example, brainfood helps you to keep focused, maintain vitality, boost your memory and protect nerve cells in your brain. In general, food that is good for your brain supports your overall health and well-being. Brainfood ingredients contain vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that are associated with brain health and cognitive and psychological functions. They are also low in saturated fat and salt, because food that is good for the heart is also good for the brain.
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