Top 7 Brain Foods

Did you know that staying healthy can promote better academic performance? As a student, you spend a lot of time trying to memorise, and understand a lot of new information, therefore it is important that you keep your body and brain nourished and ready to take on any tasks.

At Be.Accommodation, the health of our residents is of great importance, so we have curated a list of the best brain foods to fuel your body, and help you through your studies:


Berries are very rich in a variety of compounds that can help promote academic performance and protect the health of your brain. Studies show that berries such as strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, are high in flavonoid compounds called anthocyanins, which are known to improve mental performance by increasing the blood flow to your brain.

Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits are highly nutritious and eating them has been linked to a number of health benefits, including the promotion of brain health. Studies display that these nutrients can have the ability to promote memory and learning, as well as protecting nerve cells from injury.

Dark Chocolate

This is one for the chocolate lovers. Consuming cocoa products, like chocolate, can have a positive affect on brain health. Chocolate is known to increase blood flow to your brain and improve your memory and reaction time.


Nuts are filled with the nutrients that are essential for brain health, such as vitamin E and zinc. Due to their versatile nature, they are easy to pack for an on-the-go study snack. They are also packed with sources of healthy fat, protein, and fibre, keeping you fuelled throughout long study sessions.


There are a variety of ways you can enjoy avocados while studying. Whether you are mashing your avocado into guacamole, spreading it on toast, or enjoying it with a dash of salt. Avocados are a convenient study snack and are also known to boost your brain function.


Fish is packed with Omega-3s, which play an important role in brain health. Fish is also a great source for other nutrients that promote brain health including vitamin B12 and selenium. Adding fish into your diet can help enhance your memory and boost your overall brain health.


Growing up, I am sure most of us heard the words ‘eat your vegetables’ at the dinner table. Well, vegetable intake is known to promote better brain function and your overall health. Vegetables such as carrots and broccoli contain a variety of nutrients that have been shown to benefit mental performance.

Maintaining a healthy diet while studying and taking exams is extremely important. At Be.Accommodation, your trusted accommodation near UNSW, we provide you with the best kitchen facilities, allowing you a space to prepare and store all your brain foods. For more information give us a call on +61 2 9167 9356.