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Thursday, 07 June 2018
Specific vitamins and nutrients can help optimise brain power in various ways. While zinc and iodine can contribute to normal brain cognition, vitamin B6 and B12 can help to prevent fatigue, a major cause of procrastination during a busy study period.
Omega-3 and one of its essential fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), can help the brain’s functionality making them important nutrients to include in a daily diet.
Eating the correct foods and taking the appropriate vitamins and micronutrients can help towards more productive study routines.
Some beneficial vitamins and food types include:
Zinc – meat, fish, legumes, mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, garlic, nuts and seeds, cereals and dairy
Iodine – cod, seaweed, turkey, yoghurt, tuna, eggs, strawberries
Vitamin B6 – pork, chicken, turkey, fish, bread, eggs, vegetables, peanuts, milk and cereals
Vitamin B12 – meat, fish, dairy and cereals
Omega-3 – fish, nuts, seeds and egg yolks
While adding each of these vitamins to the daily diet may seem overwhelming, there are plenty of nutritional supplements that can help achieve this.
The benefits of adding these vitamins and micronutrients can take several weeks to build in the body system so it is advised to begin adding them to a diet as soon as possible.
Sona stock a full range of vitamins. Ask your local pharmacist for more information or visit the Sona website.