How is it that as we grow old, it becomes more difficult to remember or recall basic stuff? For example, forgetting where you kept your accessories or normal calculation while paying at a grocery store. It’s nothing but the natural process of our brain becoming slower and older. There can be multiple factors like stress, eating or sleeping habits that could lead to cognitive problems.
Following is a list of food items that can act as natural brain supplements for years to come!
WHAT TO EAT?
Anti-oxidants are very useful for preventing radical damage to the brain. In other words they boost the brain functionality. These are also known as packets of anti-oxidants. So grab a bowl and have multiple servings of berries every day. (4-6 servings)
Leafy Green and Cruciferous Vegetables
Another good source of anti-oxidants is vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts or spinach. Even sage oil helps your brain in improving your learning memory. Ever wonder how Popeye would overcome all the hurdles by just gulping down a can of spinach? Well, that’s not exactly how it works but you get the point!
In order for your brain to function well it would require energy. Glucose is the ideal ingredient that fuels up energy to your brain. Oat cereals, brown rice or brown pasta are such carbohydrates that contain simple sugar which your body can digest quickly and improve your concentration level.
What better protein to have during breakfast than eggs? The round and shiny yellow yolk of an egg contains Choline that improves your memory. It is also vital for improving communication for your brain cells.
Salmon, sardines and mackerel are all examples of fish that contain omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA) which can only be obtained by our body through diet. This helps in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and also improves your mental focus.
Nuts are also an important nutrition that lowers the chances of Alzheimer’s and enhance mental performance. Walnuts or almonds contain vitamin E, which is an anti-oxidant that can increase your brain power. Recommended to have between your meals, especially at work!
There are many other food items that can keep our brain healthy like Avacado, Grass-Fed Beef, Lentils, Beetroot and Tomatoes.
WHAT TO DRINK?
To keep your cognitive performance consistent it is very important that your body is well hydrated. Having 8-10 glasses of water is an optimum amount to have daily.
This might surprise you that if alcohol is consumed in moderation, will help in preventing blockages of blood vessels in your brain. However heavy drinking can end up destroying brain tissues or lead to dementia.
How is it that most people need coffee to charge them up before or during work? It contains caffeine that enhances your brain reaction time and prolongs your attention span. Just make sure it doesn’t turn into an addiction because excessive coffee drinking can cause brain fog. So go easy on it.
So, there you have it, some of nature’s finest miracles to help you maintain your brain health and keep your cognitive performance at its optimal best. Have you found any other natural supplements that work well for brain health? If so, let us know in the comments.