What you are putting inside your body doesn’t only affect your overall appearance but also plays a major role in maintaining your mental health. A healthy brain is what keeps your body functioning properly but how can you keep your brains’ function from deteriorating?
Following is the list of superfood that you should be incorporating into your diet to maintain your overall health and boost your memory for better performance!
Avocados are packed with mono-saturated fats that keep your sugar levels in check and provide you with a healthy glowing skin. Also, being high in vitamin K and folates, avocados prevents blood clots and improves cognitive functions.
These brightly-colored roots are high in nutritional values and antioxidants that reduce inflammation, protect against cancer, and purify your blood from deadly toxins.
Salman, Tuna, Mackerel and any other type of fish are rich in docosahexaenoic acids (DHA) and Omega-3 fatty acids. DHA is mandatory in ensuring the normal function of brain neurons, and Omega-3 fatty acids fight against cancer, cardiovascular disease, and inflammation.
Moreover, Omega-3 oils maintain the brain cell’s health and stimulate brain’s growth for enhanced functioning.
When consumed in its organic form, coconut oil improves the functioning of the brain’s neurons and considerably reduces the production of free radicals. A single spoon of coconut oil contains enough saturated fats to protect and enhance the function and integrity of your brain cell membranes!
Broccoli is one of the best brain foods, thanks to its high content of vitamin K, choline, and vitamin C. All of these nutrients keep your memory sharp and your brain healthy. Also, its high fiber content is great for your large intestinal health, and it will make you feel full quickly without over eating.
Peanuts and Peanut Butter
Studies have shown that diets rich in good/healthy fats play an important role in maintaining and improving your brain and body functions. Peanuts and peanut butters are high in healthy fats and vitamin E which keeps the heart and brain in a healthy state.
Dark chocolates are full of flavonols, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory nutrients. The combination of all these nutrients helps in lowering the blood pressure and improving the flow of blood to both brain and heart.
Also, keep your hands away from white, milk or over-processed chocolate and opt for dark ones which have at least 70% cocoa.
Olive oil is a powerful superfood for the brain as it contains antioxidants (polyphenols) and EVOO that promotes not only memory and learning but also reverses the disease and age related effects. Moreover, this oil fights against the ADDLs proteins that are toxic and also promotes the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
Olive oil is great, but never substitute it for your cooking oil as it hydrogenizes and starts decomposing at higher levels.
There are tons of other superfoods like walnuts, turmeric, rosemary, and leafy green vegetables that play an important role in promoting strong brain and body health. Moreover, the lack of such major nutrients into your diet would make you prone to flu & cold (Hyperlink: surviving a class with a cold), so start adding these foods into your diet for better brain function as the lack.