Help your brain and dine out
Gabbi Briner | On 31, Mar 2014
We’ve heard them all before. The excuses for skipping out on a dinner date are endless. “Too much study, can’t afford it…”
Here is your justification. Dining out nourishes your brain.
1. Try something new somewhere newÂ
Â Our brains love new stuff. Novelty is one of the innate forces that drives us daily and trying new things enables our brains to make new connections.Â Â I accidentally ate frog in Cambodia recently… It was awesome.Trying new food in a new location breaks routine and causes new synapses, boosting our memory function like crazy!Â
2. Changing routine
Neurology experts say you can re-synapse your brain by slightly altering your routine, even by taking a different route home. Replace pizza-Wednesday with a spontaneous alternative on any given week-night!
Socialising has countless benefits for your brain, including fending off mental illnesses, boosting memory and maintaining cognitive sharpness. The benefits of meeting a friend for dinner extend far beyond gossiping about bad profile pictures.
You do the math:
Dine somewhere new +Â spontaneity + friend (plural if you’re lucky) = Â A memory boosting, illness combating, brain busting exercise!
Now go and dine at that restaurant you’ve been wanting to go to for weeks!