Having a healthy brain is essential for having a good, productive life. Nobody likes forgetting things, and nobody likes to function improperly, but what do we do to take care of our brain? It is important that we constitute some food elements in our lives that help us in increasing our brain life and improve our cognitive functioning so that we stay stress-free and efficient.

Read further about the importance of having these specific food items in your life that help you in having a much healthy and productive lifestyle.

Green Tea

Apart from having ingredients that help you lose your weight, green tea is a beverage that most people take because it supports your brain. The caffeine content in the green tea will boost your brains’ alertness. The components present in green tea are known to be very healthy for your brain.

One of the most important components present in green tea; L-theanine, an amino acid that helps you feel more relaxed as it eliminates the anxiety that you’re having by increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA. Moreover, it increases the frequency of alpha waves that are present in your brain that help you feel more relaxed and increases the efficiency of work that you are doing. Most people prefer drinking green tea in office hours because it relaxes their minds and helps them focus on work without any stress.

Moreover, green tea is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that protects the brain from natal damages and fatal diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  Most importantly, if you have a habit of forgetting things, you can consume green tea to improve your memory.

Eggs

Eggs contain vitamins B6 and B12 and folate. These nutrients are considered as a good source for brain health as the B Vitamins and folate have been linked with depression. Which means that the consumption of eggs in a daily diet can help you refrain from depression in your stressful life.

Choline, a nutrient found in eggs helps you regulate your mood and memory. Most daily diet routines do not have enough choline in them, so having an egg especially in the breakfast helps in fixing the amount of choline that you need during your day.

There is no doubt in saying that egg consumption is related directly to brain health and brain improvement in people of all ages. From a child till an old age, eggs contribute in cognitive development and functioning and even in the regulation of your moods!

Dark Chocolate

Cocoa, which is the main component of chocolate, is packed with compounds that have brain boosting abilities. Important nutrients that chocolate contains are caffeine, flavonoids and antioxidants.

A research is not required to state that chocolate is a mega mood booster. Scientists say that it is because of the nutrients that it contains, but we think (and are sure) that chocolate boosts your mood primarily because of the taste!

Blueberries

Blueberries are known to have several health benefits, and most of them are related to brain health.

The most important nutrient in blueberries are its antioxidants. Antioxidants, not only do they improve the communication between cells, but they also have anti-inflammatory properties.  Antioxidants act in a way that they counter both inflammation and the oxidative stress that builds up in our bodies any given day. Any stress-building conditions increase the brain aging process and if they are severe they result in neurodegenerative diseases.

Research has shown that consumption of blueberries can improve your memory, and in some cases it even delays short memory loss.

Conclusively, if you are one of those people who are very concerned about their health especially brain development, all you have to do is work on your breakfast. Have a proper breakfast that has eggs, or a part of eggs. You can make yourself pancakes, add blueberries for the extra taste and have green tea to support a fabulously healthy lifestyle!

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