BRAIN POWER FOODS
We now know that certain foods are beneficial to good brain health and as we age we all have a strong interest in protecting ourselves so we can live full lives. This lesson describes an assortment of delicious and powerful foods we can all add to our diet today to increase energy, protect brain health and defend precious memories.
HAVING A FISH MEAL
Fish like wild fresh water Salmon, Mackerel, Sardines and fresh water Trout contain omega -3 fatty acids responsible for critical brain development and health. It boosts the brain’s activity and improves memory. Beans and Flax seed oil are good sources of this also. You could also take food supplement that contains omega to achieve the similar benefits.
Strawberries and blueberries help to improve brain focus and memory. Therefore, one should include berries in your regular diet to improve brain health. They are great to add to a protein smoothie in the afternoon.
The green vegetables contain vitamins that aid in brain functions. They are also said to reduce in brain cells aging. For these reasons, it is advisable always to make sure one eats vegetables with every meal. Optimally half of one’s plate should always be green leafy non-starchy vegetables. This adds fiber and slows the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream ensuring the cells receive nutrients in a steady efficient manner.
Vegetables found to help the brain function better include Spinach, Sweet Potato (high in vitamin B-6, carbs and antioxidants), Kale (also high in antioxidants like vitamin A, C & E) and Cauliflower which has vitamin K a nutrient associated with better brain health that is a positive influence on cognitive functions.
This chart provides a great guide for brain healthy foods to add to your diet every day.