Saturday, June 4, 2016

Food for Healthy Brain

Brain needs most are omega-3 fatty acids, which enhances neuronal communication and promotes neuronal growth.
Food for thought: Science is telling us that consuming the right nutrients can help our health, aging process, and more efficient brain-body functioning.
1. Eggs
Egg yolks contain choline. Studies are showing how deficiencies in choline may contribute to age related mental decline.
2. Leafy Greens
Our mothers were so right to make us eat vegetables, since leafy greens are rich in folic acid which is essential for the metabolism of the long chain fatty acids in your brain.
3. Lean Beef
Lean beef is one of the best brain foods because is rich in vitamin B12, iron and zinc. These vitamins and minerals have been shown to maintain a healthy neural tissue. Iron deficiency may affect mental performance.
4. Berries Including Blueberries, Strawberries or Blackberries
People who eat strawberries improve their memory and their motor skills. In addition, their critical antioxidant properties can protect your brain from the oxidative process.
5. Dark chocolate
Dark chocolate does not only taste good but it is also an excellent nutrient for the brain. Dark chocolate is one of the best natural stimulant offering incredible concentration powers and very powerful antioxidant properties containing natural stimulants that increase the production of feel-good endorphins. Trick: You need to find dark chocolate with less than 10 grams of sugar per serving for optimal benefits.
6. Salmon
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids, which studies have shown to be essential for brain function.
7. Ground Cinnamon and Dried Oregano
Certain spices have powerful antioxidant properties.
8. Walnuts
“A snack that looks like a brain it can’t be bad for your brain” Walnuts are rich in protein and contain omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins E and B6, which all promote healthy neural tissue.
9. Whole Grains
Whole grains deliver fiber and vitamin E that help promote cardiovascular health, which helps improve the circulation to the brain.
10. Yogurt
Yogurt and other dairy foods are filled with protein and vitamin B that are essential to nerve cells and improve the communication between nerve cells.
             Last and not least add plenty of water since proper hydration helps your brain perform at a high levels.
             Nutrients are not only for your body they are absolutely crucial for your brain. Life is about choices and selecting the right nutrients can play a key role in your health.