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By: MHI | August 17, 2018

Brainy food

Don’t you think the food is one the best thing in our life? There are like millions of food variety out there to eat and choosing the right one for our health is the most important thing.

To keep our body healthy and to keep it maintained we eat healthy food and exercise regularly. If we don’t do so then our body get weak past a certain age and becomes home to many diseases.

 

So, let’s check out some tasty and healthy foods that will make sure your brain stays healthy and alert for a long time to come.

1. Raisins

Raisins are an excellent source of boron responsible for improving your memory and concentration.

 

According to a study by USDA, subjects who took 3.2 mg of boron a day performed 10 percent better than others in concentration and memory test. Furthermore, it helps in keeping your blood pressure down.

2. Oat Meal

Oatmeal comes among the top recommendation by fitness and health experts when it’s about boosting your brain.

 

Oatmeal is a rich source of carbohydrates. Eating carbohydrates is like a shot of glucose (blood sugar) instilled in your brain. Your brain will have better memory and concentration when the amount of glucose is high in your blood.

3. Broccoli

Broccoli contains the high level of choline and vitamin C which will make your memory sharp. It also contains lutein, a plant pigment that helps your brain to maintain the memory in good condition.

4. Lentils

Lentils are not only packed with high protein, but they also have a considerable amount of folate. It is incredibly important for keeping your brain sharp as you age.

 

Lentils inject a steady stream of glucose into your brain. Glucose and sugar are the basic fuels that your brain needs daily to keep it in an optimal shape.

5. Beets

Beet or beetroots contain the high concentration of nitrates. When consumed, gets converted into nitric oxide which increases the blood flow to the brain.

 

Higher the blood flow to the brain, better is the cognitive function, motor controls, and other brain functions. These traits are often found in younger individuals.

6. Avocados

A quarter of an Avocado a day can give you considerable benefits. Avocados are not only delicious, but it is also a great package of nutrients.

 

It contains folate and vitamin K which helps to prevent blood clots in the brain. It also improves cognitive functions like concentration and memory.

7.  Beef

Beef is a great source of vitamin B12. Poor memory, fatigue, and depression are the symptoms of deficiency of vitamin B12.

 

Our muscles require energy to work, the same way our brain also requires energy to perform various operations like thinking, performing logical operations, etc. creatine provides this energy to our brain.

8. Blackberries

Blackberries are high in antioxidants which improves motor skills and brain performance. Extracted compounds in blackberries prevent degeneration of brain cells.

 

According to a study, the consistent diet of blackberry improves short-term memory drastically.

9. Celery

At first, you might think celery don’t have much of a big impact on your brain. Well, know that you are underestimating its power.

 

Celery contains a flavonoid called Luteolin. Luteolin lowers the risk of heart disease and cancer. It fights aging process in the brain by reducing inflammation.

10. Kale

Kale is one of the best out of all green leaves. It has more minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients than any other food.

 

It also prevents 3 major brain diseases named ALS, Alzheimer’s and brain cancer.

11. Almonds

When it comes to boosting your brain power, almond is basically the first food that will come to your minds. Almonds are packed with the variety of minerals and vitamins.


Vitamin E present in almond boosts your cognitive functions, alertness, and memory.

12. Peanuts

Peanuts are especially known for their great source of protein. They are loaded with various minerals, vitamins, and protein.

 

Protein is responsible for manufacturing two important neurotransmitters for brain called norepinephrine and dopamine. These two are responsible for providing energy and improving alertness.

 

Finally, your mind is loaded with the plentiful dose of essential superfoods for the brain. These superfoods not only take care of your brain but also reduce the age related body aches, such as lower back pains and muscle pains.

About the Author:

Jessica, a registered dietitian and the Wellness Director of Med-Dent. She loves to read, research and write. A fitness freak who believes in healthy living and doesn’t like to miss her yoga. When not reading she can be found relishing her favorite foods.

Category: Health Tips 

Tags: Superfoods- Feed your brain 

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