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The human brain is an active tissue containing billions of cells, called neurons, which need a constant supply of nutrients to function and grow properly. In fact, the brain is a very hungry organ and is the first of the body’s organs to take nutrients from the food we eat.

Certain "brain foods" may help boost your brain’s growth, improve brain function, memory, and concentration.

Brain foods are generally unprocessed foods and ensure a slow release of glucose rather than a quick fix provided by high sugar/fat filled foods.

Omega 3 fatty acids are found in oily fish, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils. They provide fantastic energy and according to numerous studies carried out over the past ten years, a diet rich in omega-3’s can play a role in improving mood and brain development.

We’re not suggesting fish for breakfast, although Usain Bolt is famed for eating a salt fish stew for breakfast and he seems to have done rather well.

Slow release cereals such as porridge oats and wholegrain help with mood and concentration and help reduce the highs and lows from sugary foods.

Milk and dairy can help provide the large amounts of nutrients and energy you need to fuel healthy growth and development as your requirements are much higher now in relation to your body size than when you are fully developed.

It all stands to reason, really. Imagine your body as a motor car. It needs fuel. Put the wrong type of fuel into the car and it won’t work properly. Fill the car with the best quality fuel and it will run much faster and smoother.

Join us, as we have put together this recipe pack with some fun and tasty recipes to feed your brain.