Nutritious sources of carbohydrate rich foods such as whole grains and fruit are the best fuel for your brain as they also contain nutrients such as the B vitamins, including folate, that are so important for brain cells. Research has shown that the antioxidants found in the blue/red foods like blueberries and raspberries help protect the brain against premature ageing and loss of mental function. That's why blueberries are sometimes called 'brain berries'.

Why not try these divine desserts from Jenny's 'Healthy Living for Families' cookbook which is available from participating centres for $29.95.