Superfoods for your brain
We had every day when we didn’t feel “in our game.” And as we age, both our bodies and our brains age. However, by making wise decisions, we can maintain our precious gray matter longer and improve brain function. Here are some smart options to keep our noggins in top shape.
Blueberries have been shown to protect the brain from stress, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Research has also shown that blueberry-rich diets significantly improve both learning and motor skills.
Although avocados are considered a “fatty fruit,” they contribute to healthy blood circulation and reduced blood pressure, and reduce the chance of developing high blood pressure, which can lead to a stroke.
Deep sea fish like salmon are a smart choice for freshwater fish. It is rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for healthy brain function.
Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E, an important vitamin that your brain needs to prevent deterioration of cognitive functions. Cashews, peanuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds and sesame and almonds are good options.
Whole wheat bread, brown rice, and oatmeal also contribute to a healthy brain by reducing the risk of heart disease. By promoting a healthy heart and better blood circulation, the brain can thrive through an excellent supply of oxygen and nutrients through the bloodstream. Complex carbohydrates also provide the brain with a constant flow of glucose that improves brain function. It is important to avoid simple carbohydrates, which are often found in junk food, since glucose gives the brain a high level of sugar for a short duration, often followed by a crash that makes you feel hungry and tired.
Freshly brewed tea also contains powerful antioxidants, especially the class known as catechins, which also promote healthy blood circulation. Because black teas contain caffeine, it is important to use them wisely.
Dark chocolate has strong antioxidant properties, contains various natural stimulants that improve focus and focus, and promotes endorphin production, which helps improve mood. Moderation is the key here too.
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