Finding it very hard to concentrate or even think properly lately? Feel that your brain tires out quite soon if you tend to give it some work? Then chances are that your brain is not receiving the proper nutrition it requires on a daily basis in order to function properly.
And chances are that you might be missing out on certain foods that could potentially make your brain healthier and more active in the long run. Given below are some foods that are considered extremely essential for a healthy and active brain. So if you find yourself tiring out too often, opt for these foods to rejuvenate your mind. For as they say, what you eat affects how you think.
Foods To Rejuvenate Your Mind
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
This nutrient is considered very important for an active brain and is usually found in fatty fishes like tuna and salmon etc., walnuts, soy bean oil, canola oil or fish oil.
A recommended amount of 340 grams of sea food a week has been known to boost brain health and strength to great extents. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are also known to correct/prevent brain related issues like behavioral problems, irregular motor skills and social development in both children and adults.
Of course if you are wary of the standard varieties of chocolate that contain high amounts of fat, you can opt for the healthier variety; dark chocolate.
Chocolates contain substances called flavonols that help to increase the blood flow throughout the body in addition to dilating the arteries. This in turn can keep your brain active for extended periods and can potentially offer relief from or prevent age related dementia.
Blueberries contain substances called anthocyanins in addition to being rich sources of flavonols.
Both these substances work together to protect the brain from age related disorders like memory loss, dementia etc. in addition to improving the motor responses and performances significantly.
Green Tea is known for its health properties and is very effective in preventing memory loss due to age.
Rather, it helps to improve memory with age and keeps the brain active and healthy in the long run.
I know you probably think coffee cannot belong to a list of foods that boost brain health. However, coffee beans are deemed to contain plenty of anti oxidants, amino acids, minerals and vitamins, all of which boost brain health.
It has been found through several researches that regular consumption of coffee (1-2 cups a day) can keep the brain active for extended periods and prevent issues like dementia and Alzheimer’s in the long run. So coffee in moderation can be considered a good way to keep your brain healthy and vitalized.
It is a known fact that the brain requires plenty of iron and zinc to remain energized and sharp. And if you want to get both of these nutrients in high doses, the best option would be to opt for oysters.
Known to boost memory power and brain health, oysters are loaded with zinc and iron, and can treat ailments like memory lapses, poor concentration levels etc. in addition to preventing further occurences of the same.
Too many eggs a day can spell trouble for your health. However, if you tend to take them in moderation (like coffee), you could end up boosting the health of your brain to great extents. The essential nutrients present in eggs (vitamin B12, choline and lecithin) aid to prevent the issue called brain atrophy, a natural disorder which causes the brain to shrink in size with age.
The Vitamin B12 present in eggs helps to prevent brain shrinkage while the choline helps to enhance overall health and memory power. So make sure to add at least 2 eggs a day to your regular diet. And don’t miss out on the yolk which is where most of the choline is present.