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Health

Foods for the Brain

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As we consume our daily share of food, we don’t really consider what we need for our brain to function optimally. Actually, certain foods tend to support brain functions at the level of memory, speed of processing information and in other important areas. Of various foods and beverages that is around us, including our good for brain health. Well, here are a list of 10 healthy foods that are proven to improve the overall health of our brain. I suggest taking it to improve the performance of your brain.

 

1. Shellfish

Researchers have shown that oysters are very beneficial for your brain health. They contain many minerals, zinc, and iron which helps our brain to stay sharp and improve the ability to recall information easily.

Lack of zinc and iron leads to poor concentration, memory lapses and of course, a variety of diseases throughout the body. Lack of these minerals are also responsible for Alzheimer’s disease!

 

2. Green Tea

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Would you like to drink coffee on a sunny morning? Try switching to a warm cup of tea. Green tea or black tea is very beneficial for the brain because it contains catechins.

Have you ever experienced a situation where you feel tired, and too lazy to think? This may be due to a lack of substance catechin in your brain.

Catechin is useful to keep the mind in order to stay sharp, fresh, and functioning properly. Oh yes, besides that this substance also allows the brain is more relaxed and help reduce brain fatigue. I suggest drink green tea after bangung sleep, or after working out. 🙂

 

3. Berry Fruit

Berries good to improve motor skills and abilities you learn as a whole. Most berries (including blueberries, raspberry, and not the brand Blackberry, HP!) Is very good to improve the health of our brain.

If you want to reverse the effects of aging on the brain, please consumption of this fruit every day. Berry also contain fisetin and flavenoid: very good for improving memory, also helping us easily recall past events.

 

4. Whole Grains / Cereals

Whole grains include brown rice, oatmeal, whole grain breads, wheat, etc.. These foods work to increase blood flow to the brain, which means very supportive of quality and quantity of brain function. These grains contain lots of vitamin B6, which is filled with thiamine. Thiamine is great for anyone who seeks to improve memory.

 

5. Eggs

 

As we get older, our brains begin to shrink because of something called brain atrophy. However, we can fight this natural process by regularly consuming eggs. This is because eggs contain lots of vitamin B12 and lecithin. Vitamin B12 helpful against brain shrinkage, which is often seen in Alzheimer’s disease. Eggs, although it is very unhealthy if agan eat too much, because it is full of essential fatty acids. Egg yolk, although very high cholesterol, choline is also high, which is the substance of the brain cell builder.

 

6. Curry / Spices

Spices are very diverse and not limited to the coriander, turmeric, pepper, chili powder, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, kelabet, aniseed, bay leaves Koja, and cloves. Spices are very useful to keep the brain fresh. As the main ingredient of curry powder, curcumin is full of antioxidants that help fight brain aging and maintain cognitive function as you get older. Antioxidants also fight free radical damage that can occur in the brain and body. Free radicals can cause inflammation and other diseases in the body. Kari is not only good for the brain, can also fight diabetes and heart disease.

 

7. Nuts and Seeds

Looking for a snack that has everything good for the brain? Is a snack of nuts and seeds. Such as peanuts, hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and other types of nuts or seeds that you can think of, good for your brain. Nuts and seeds are full of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, as well as folate, vitamin E, and vitamin B6. All of these nutrients allows gan to think more clearly. They also help agan think more positively, because the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids work as natural antidepressants. Some seeds and nuts are also full of thiamine and magnesium, which is good for memory and cognitive functions of the brain.

 

8. Leafy Green Vegetables / Vegetables Green

Green leafy vegetables such as cabbage, katuk, spinach, etc., is very good for the brain of children and adults. These vegetables are very helpful when it comes time to remember old information and processes such as agan just learned yesterday. This is because these foods are full of vitamins B6, B12, and folate, which is an important compound in the brain needed to break down levels of homocysteine, which can lead to forgetfulness and even Alzheimer’s disease. These vegetables contain iron which is often high. So the kids get used to eating greens gan!

 

9. Fish

Fish is very beneficial to overall health agan, especially for your brain. Fish is full of Omega-3, which is a fatty acid that is very beneficial to the body in various aspects. Eating one serving of fish a week can greatly reduce the chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease. These fatty acids help with brain function because they coat the

neurons which sometimes has a rigid layer of fatty acids due to the high content of cholesterol and saturated fat in the body. Omega-3 will coat the neurons with good fats, which allows them to move easily throughout the brain. Omega-3 also provides more oxygen to the brain, and allows one to store new information while still remembering the old information. The best fish to eat for brain health are salmon, tuna, and herring.

 

10. Chocolate

While dressing, you drink coffee with hot chocolate drink in a day. In addition to delicious, chocolate is very nourishing to the brain. Scientists have proved that the content of antioxidants that are found only in two or three tablespoons of cocoa powder is more powerful than antioxidants found in other foods, such as green tea or red wine. The main antioxidants found in cocoa, which are known as flavonols, it is important to help increase blood flow to the brain.

We already consume a lot of these foods in our diet. Don’t try to over consume to become smarter, this does not work, but lets make sure that we at least consume in moderation.

 

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