Diet and Nutrition 

A healthy diet during the recovery of brain injury is important and highly beneficial. Research has shown that deficiencies in nutrients can disrupt normal brain function. When someone sustains a brain injury, it is necessary to eat enough to help the brain function efficient. 

Nutritional tips for head injuries: 

  • Eat little and often 
  • Keep small bags of healthy snacks with you
  • Make sure you eat a healthy and balanced diet with a combination of protein, healthy fats, oils and carbohydrates.
  • Eat moderately 
  • If your body signals aren't working well, set a timer so you remember when to eat
  • Try to eat around the same time every day

Vitamins and Supplements

It may be needed to boost and complement your nutritional intake by taking some of the following supplements:

  • Bio-pycnogenol - A powerful natural anti-oxidant 
  • Bio-E-Vitamin 
  • Bio-C-Vitamin 
  • Bio-Marine Plus 
  • Bio-Selenium 
  • Bio-Quinone 
  • B-Slenda 
  • Bio-Glucosamine 
  • StatiQinon 
  • Omega 7 

It is important that supplements are to be used with a healthy diet and cannot replace eat well.

Foods to avoid

Try to avoid the following foods and drink if possible:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Salty foods
  • Excessive sweets and candy  

Further Information 

For more information about any of our supplements or general advice on diet and nutrition please get in touch with our team by email on enquiries@basiccharity.org.uk or call the office on 0161 707 6441.