Monday, May 23, 2016
Brain is a complex organ and needs the right type of nutrition to function efficiently. In the middle of our hectic schedules, coaching classes, homework and extracurricular activities, we are left with little or no time to concentrate on our nutrition intake. However, there are some foods that help boost the power of your brain which in turn will help you memorize topics, recall it and work fast! Here are a few super foods that will help your brain work better:
Coconut oil: Coconut oil acts as an anti-inflammatory and has been linked to helping prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Blueberries: The consumption of blueberries can be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss.
Dark chocolate: It helps in maintaining mental alertness, increases blood circulation to your brain and improves concentration, response time and recall.
Beans and legumes:Beans and legumes are excellent sources of complex carbohydrates, giving us a steady supply of glucose for the brain.
Broccoli & cauliflower:A great source of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower.
Nuts:Vitamin E might help to prevent cognitive decline. Nuts are a great source of vitamin E and prove to be healthy for your brain in the long term.
Spinach: Rich in potassium and helps maintain the brain’s electrical conductivity, improves thinking and recall capacity. Spinach is also rich in antioxidants that protect the brain cells from any type of damage.
Tomatoes:It can help protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells which occurs in the development of dementia.
Whole grains: The ability to concentrate and focus comes from steady supply of energy – in the form of glucose in our blood to the brain & is provided by whole grains.
Now that you have the secret ingredients for the efficiency of your brain, make sure you eat well and incorporate these super foods in your diet! Don’t forget to drink lots of water since the brain is about 85% water and lack of water can affect concentration, memory and cause brain shrinkage. Stay healthy and keep your brain fresh and fast.
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