4 Foods For A Healthy & Active Mind

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Published: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 15:01 [IST]
 
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4 Foods For A Healthy & Active Mind

A healthy mind and body keeps you healthy and active for years! There are several foods for a healthy body but did you know you can even have a healthy mind through food and not just yoga? There are certain foods which provide nutrients for an active mind. To improve your mental awareness and concentration, here are few foods which are healthy for the mind.

4 foods for a healthy and active mind:

Vitamin B Complex: You might have seen ads on pills with vitamin B complex for brain. Vitamin B complex improves the functioning of the brain. Foods such as potatoes, beans, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, soy products especially soy beans, beetroot, bananas, eggs and almonds.

Whole grains: Whole grains such as wheat, cereals, whole wheat bread, brown rice, millet and wheat germ are healthy foods for the brain. These foods improves concentration and increases mental awareness.

Omega 3 fatty acids: For a strong memory and concentration, have omega 3 fatty acid rich foods. Omega 3 fatty acids also controls depression and stress. Fish oil is highly rich in omega 3 fatty acids. It improves memory and also increases concentration. Olive oil, garlic, tuna fish, turkey, salmon, eggs, rice, cereals and pasta are also rich in omega 3 fatty acids.

Carbohydrates: Food such as brown rice, apples, bananas, raisins, whole grains and sprouts which are rich in carbohydrates. To have a healthy brain, include these foods in your diet as it increases awareness, provides energy and increases concentration.

Have these foods to have a healthy and active mind.

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