Foods you need to fuel your brain

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Just like the rest of your body, your brain needs nutritious food to function. With end-of-year exams around the corner, here’s a look at foods that can help boost your brain power.

Our brains use nearly 20% of our body’s total energy, which is quite a large portion considering it makes up only about 2% of our body weight. Aim to eat a balanced diet and always start the day with a good breakfast to help your brain maintain its concentration.

Complex carbs (these contain fibre and starch, which means they are digested more slowly) keep your blood sugar levels even and help with sustained concentration. Simple carbs, on the other hand, are absorbed quickly and tend to cause big spikes in blood sugar.

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