The 'Famous Five' Brain Boosting Foods!
These five brain boosting foods will sharpen you mentally, keep you alert and slowing down the aging process as well.
Brain boosting foods are easy to obtain and a 'must add' to your grocery shopping list.
There are five main foods that will 'do the trick', by keeping your mental and cognitive faculties in tip-top shape, help stave off Alzheimer's disease and also slow down the aging process.
They were recently recommended by a host of a national TV show Dr. Mehmet Oz of "The Dr. Oz Show".
Here are the five foods....
First out of the blocks are...
they are rich in
Now antioxidants play a key role in fighting the damaging effects of
free radicals are out of control
in our bodies, then all-sorts of health problems arise, such as chronic diseases, accelarated aging,
etc. Now blueberries have a high
and you will see that they are a potent free radical fighter. Also in laboratory tests, where rats were fed blueberries, they experienced slowed rates of age-related loss in mental capacity.
Next on your grocery list....
Generally a very common item when you shop, let's face it eggs are used extensively in all sorts of cooking however, eggs contain several nutrients that are believed to be good for your brain and good for your body too.
The first nutrient is...
Now, not only does selenium act as a powerful antioxidant but it also believed to
boost brain health
strengthen the immune system.
Choline is another impotant nutrient found in egg yolks, and it plays a vital role in helping healthy cell membranes along with its ability to help mental function and memory.
Choline is especially important for children under seven because their grey matter is in the early stages of development. A little warning though, eggs are high in cholesterol, so be careful.
Eggs also contain Vitamin A, which is important for good night vision
and healthy skin.
Two of the B vitamins that are associated with helping energy production in the body are Vitamin E (also found in blueberries), Folate (important for the prevention of birth defects) and riboflavin.
Now mustard contains an amazing nutrient called
which is also an antioxidant. This is believed to stimulate your immune system. There are many health benefits associated with a healthier immune system such as dealing with allergies,
Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes and heart disease.
Along with other oily fish are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. These acids contain DHA, which helps the brain transmit signals. Memory loss can result if there are low levels of DHA, even things like lack of concentration, mood disturbances, depression, schizophrenia and autism.
Salmon is high in the essential vitamins A, E, D and C and important minerals such as zinc, iron, calcium and selenium.
Stock up on salmon..shame it's so expensive!
Now here is a real nutritional powerhouse. It contains Carotenoids and flavonoids which help to slow mental decline associated with aging and help reduce your risk for cataracts.
Kale is also an excellent source of Vitamin C too. Just one daily portion provides a massive 89% of your daily vitamin C requirement!
So, five great brain boosting foods to feed a very important organ in our bodies, and the great thing is they can be easily and simply added to your diet.
Any More Brain Boosting Foods?
Ok, perhaps there are more than five!
I have 'thrown in' a few more after doing some further research.
So here are a few more foods to scoff that are loaded with nutrients that will make your gray matter great and help guard against problems such as depression and even brain tumours.
in particular, contain a flavenoid called fisetin which can improve memory however blueberries are still the best choice for aging grey matter.
Freshly-Ground Coffee Beans They are also rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. Recent studies have shown coffee drinking on a regular basis, can reduce the risk of dementia. And research in South Korea found it can even slow the growth of brain tumours.
Nuts Yes, go nuts! Because they contain lots of brain-healthy vitamin E, believed to help prevent memory loss due to aging.
Walnuts are a great choice because, like salmon, they are also packed with omega-3.
Cashews are another good one as they are rich in magnesium which has the ability to allow more oxygen into the brain's blood cells.
Peanuts a worth a mention as they also contain grey matter-boosting choline (found in egg yolk).
If possible, try and opt for the un-salted variety of nuts, as too much salt can raise your blood pressure. Also nuts can be fattening, so don't over-do it.
Beetroot Juice..Another Very Powerful Brain Boosting Food!
A recent study at Wake Forest University in North Carolina has shown that
drinking beet juice
in a highly concentrated form can boost blood supply to areas of your brain that are important for maintaining healthy cognitive function..especially memory.
This is probably due to the high levels of nitrate found in beetroot (known as beets in the U.S). A diet high in nitrates have been shown to increase blood flow to the white matter of the frontal lobes in the brain. This is important because it is these actual areas that are commonly associated with degeneration that eventually leads to dementia.
So, now add beetroot or beet juice to your shopping list...a real giant in the brain boosting foods!
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