There is a saying that says “You are what you eat”. Your nutritional choices play an important role in your overall health. Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. Whether you want to increase your nutrition during exam season or stay sharp in your next work meeting, paying attention to your diet is a great idea.RELATED: The Power of Food in Boosting Memory Function
Foods That Improve Brain Health
Blueberries contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds which help reduce inflammation, thereby reducing the risk of you having brain aging (neurodegenerative disease). Also, blueberry contains anti-oxidants which help increase communication between your brain cells.
According to research, the brain needs Vitamin C which helps prevent Alzheimers, and brain cells from getting damaged. If you care about your health, it is important to take as much fruits as possible. Fruits like orange, tomatoes, strawberries, guava, and kiwi etc which contain Vitamin C.
Nuts according to researchers have been linked to improved cognition, and sharper memory. This is because, nuts contain healthy fats, antioxidants, and vitamin E, which are actually very beneficial nutrients for both the heart and brain.
4. Pumpkin Seeds
Zinc, magnesium, copper and iron are very important nutrient for the brain and so it is important to eat what can give you these nutrients. This is because, the brain makes use of iron to prevent brain fog, copper for controlling nerve signals, zinc for nerve signaling, and magnesium for learning and memory. In other to get all these nutrients, it is good to make pumpkin seeds. This seeds contain all these nutrients.
5. Eggs (raw, boiled, fried etc)
Eggs contain B vitamins which help to slow cognitive decline, depression and dementia. Eggs also contain a nutrient called choline which helps the body to create neurotransmitters which take care of your mood and memory. Makes eggs part of your meal plan even three times a day.
6. Leafy Greens (Vegetables)
If you do not love eating greens, then I think its time to adjust that if you consider your brains health. Greens and vegetables are very important because, they contain nutrients like vitamin K, lutein, folate, and beta carotene which help with the formation of fat inside brain cells. This particular formation helps to improve the brains memory.
NB: it is good to note that, taking care of your brains health is very important. This applies to even children. So it is important to make sure that even once a week you and your family eats any of this things listed above in order to stay in good health and avoid shortage of nutrients for the brain.