Monday, November 7, 2016

THESE ARE THE 5 SUPER-FOODS TO IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY AND BRAIN POWER NATURALLY

Eating a healthy diet is essential for the physical health. Besides, good quality food is of vital importance for the brain’s health.
The brain as a complex and most important bodily organ, requires nutrients in order to function in the most optimized way. 

The brain besides being organ that controls thought, movement, sensation etc, it also represents a storehouse to a huge number of data. In order for the brain to work continuously and to be in great condition, it relies on good quality food with the necessary nutrients, oxygen as well as blood sugar.
The proper food besides the normal functioning of the brain it also wards off mental illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s, dementia etc.
There are many super-foods available on the market that can be included in the daily diet in order to improve brain’s functioning and increase the memory.
Here are the top 5 superfoods for the brain:

1. WALNUTS

Walnuts have shown to boost the thinking power and improve memory, as they have the highest level of omega-3 fatty acids among all other nuts. The omega-3 fatty acids as such have protective function on the brain as they support the function of the neurotransmitters, which are responsible for the memory and cognitive skills. Walnuts also contribute to to flow of oxygen and fights against inflammation. They have shown to contain vitamin B6 and magnesium.

2. WILD SALMON

The brain consists of 70% fat and in order to function properly it needs fatty acids. One of the best sources of fatty acids is wild salmon. It represents a great super-food for boosting brain power.
Salmon also contains DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which prevents onset of Alzheimer’s.
Please note that the preferred option is wild salmon, as farmed salmon has shown to contain mercury and PCB’s, which have negative effects on the brain.

3. GREEN TEA

Green tea is known to help the brain to work properly. The researchers at the University of Basel stated that green tea helps the cognitive functions and fight dementia by its effect on the brain’s electrical connectivity.
It has been found that people that drink green tea have better focus, better memory as well as better concentration.
It is suggested that two to three cups of green tea are consumed daily in order to boost brain power.

4. BLUEBERRIES

Blueberries are knownyto help the brain stay sharp, even during old age. Flavonoids, compounds in blueberries play a key role in boosting memory, and improving various cognitive functions. Flavonoids are known to protect the brain from free radicals, which have shown to have an effect on the brain’s memory decline.
In order to keep your brain healthy it is suggested that half a cup of blueberries is consumed daily.

5. SPINACH

Potassium-rich spinach is especially good for the brain. Potassium helps the thinking activity by producing fast signals between neurons.
Spinach is rich in antioxidants as well, which helps the brain cells from damage.
To respond faster and think more clearly, spinach is recommended to eat few times per month.
Please note that spinach should be either cooked or fried as if eaten raw it can contain listeria (bacteria that can be deadly).

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