7 Super Healthy Brain Foods

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A healthy diet is a must for proper body functioning. Likewise our brain also requires essential nutrients to function properly. Brain regulates the function of other organs in the body. A well balanced diet provides the brain to get all necessary nutrients that wards off diseases like dementia, parkinson's and alzeihmer's. It strengthens the brain and enhances cognitive functioning. Our mood, ability to learn concentrate and memory are affected by the foods we eat.

Therefore it is necessary to choose the right kind of foods to enhance the brain function and health. There are certain super foods that promotes brain health and prevents memory related disorders like parkinson's and dementia. Include these super foods in the daily health contributes to overall health of the body.

In this article, we at Boldsky will share some of the super foods that contributes to optimal brain functioning. Read on to know more about it.

Apple

Apple contains a flavinoid called quercetin which works as a powerful antioxidant. It protects the brain against neurogenerative diseases like parkinsons and alzeheimer's disease. Apple also protects nerve cells from damage and reduces the risk of lung and prostate cancer as well.

Avocado

The minerals present in avocado regenerates the oxygen content in blood. On the other hand the antioxidants present in it prevents oxidative stress and inflammation from the free radicals.

Turmeric

Curcumin, an ingredient present in turmeric is antioxidant in nature and has antiinflammatory properties which assists the patients with brain injuries and helps to counteract cognitive impairment.

Fatty Fish

The omega 3 fatty acids present in fatty fishes like salmon, plays an important role in brain functioning. It prevents dementia, alzeheimers and strokes.

Green Tea

The antioxidants in green tea helps to eliminate free radicals. Polyphrnols present in it
prevent protein build up in brain and thus reduces the risk of dementia. It boosts memory and enhances the brain connectivity.

Tomatoes

 

Tomatoes have memory boosting properties. Lycopene, the antioxidant present in tomatoes protects against free radical damage and prevents alzheimers disease.

Spinach

Since spinach is high in potassium, it is considered as one of the best foods for brain. Potassium helps to maintain the electronic conductivity of the brain. It prevents brain cells from damage and reduces the risk of dementia.


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Story first published: Monday, November 9, 2015, 15:05 [IST]
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