Savvy Brain Food - Australian science based blog

  • How Does Music Affect Your Health?

    Music has health benefits with the capacity to capture attention, lift your mood, generate emotion, perform better on tests, evoke memories, reduce inhibitions, exercise harder and encourage movement! 

    This is due to the strong effect music has on altering our brain's chemistry, and specifically, its interaction with dopamine, which is a brain-chemical playing a large role in how we act and feel pleasure. 

  • 13 Sleep Tips For When It's Too Bloody Hot

    Now that Spring has sprung, and the hotter weather is on the way you might be finding it harder to get a good night's sleep! Try out out Savvy tips so no matter how high the thermometer goes, you'll be sleeping like a baby. 
  • What does Fairtrade mean?

    Fairtrade means something. It is not a marketing gimmick for companies to increase prices. Instead, Fairtrade is precisely what these two words promise. It is fairness, in a tradeable product. 

    The Fairtrade standards encourage social, economic and environmental development for farmers and workers. Fairtrade products allow investment for the future. Producers can improve their livelihood and quality of life through the Fairtrade Premium wage.

  • Health Benefits of Ashwagandha Proven By Science

    Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) is popularly known as the king of Ayurvedic herbs and the best adaptogen. Ashwagandha has many benefits for the brain, where it can increase energy, sharpen focus, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Health benefits of drinking coffee before exercise

    Coffee may even be more effective at improving resistance exercise than caffeine alone. Studies have shown that caffeine can enhance weight lifting strength performance, increase jump height in basketball players and improve golfers’ accuracy. It can even help you burn up to 30% more stored body fat!!

  • 7 Easy Ways To Boost Your Immune System

    There is no magic pill for the perfect immune system but there are many daily habits that you can incorporate into your lifestyle to keep healthy. These are the 7 best ways to boost your immunity.
  • L Theanine and Caffeine Is A Nootropic Boost for Mental Performance

    Most people are well aware of caffeine's energising effects, however, when you add some L-Theanine, it is a total game changer!  The product is greater than the sum of its parts. They are synergistic and enhance each other's best qualities and reduce the risk of unwanted side effects. The ultimate marriage if you will. This remarkable combination is a staple forany nootropics enthusiast. 
  • 10 Stress Management Tips Backed By Science

    Effective stress management techniques can offset the negative effects of stress in your life. There are many things you can try, and here are 10 of the best proven, fast, and reliable stress remedies. See which of them would fall into your life and be something you would try.
  • How To Be More Productive

    Helpful hints for those trying to remain productive while working from home.

    Productivity Hacks for the every day worker!

    What to do, and what not to do in order to maximise efficiency in your work and life!

  • Top 10 Benefits Of Exercise For Mental Wellbeing And Health

    If exercising was a drug – we would say the effects were just way too good to be true! It keeps us smarter, happier, feeling healthy and helps to keep us living longer lives. In fact, In a study done on over 1 million young healthy adults, people found exercise raised their intelligence. 
  • The Ups And Downs Of Coffee

    Coffee’s main source of fuel is caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant that speeds up the messages travelling between the body and brain. It can bring a state of alertness however this instant “caffeine kick” can also bring side effects such as stress, headaches, anxiety, mood issues and more. Is there a better solution?? (Hint: yes)
  • Alarm Tones Affect Your Energy Levels

    It is worthwhile changing your alarm tone to a song that really wants to get you out of bed and dancing! It’ll mean you feel a lot savvier, a lot faster and you can start to feel better soon!