Our brains are powerful organic machines. They control all thought, movement, and sensation while calculating and reacting with blistering speed. They store an immense amount of data as images, text, and concepts.
Our brains also regulate thousands of complex functions, usually without bothering the conscious us with the exact details, such as with circadian rhythm, hormone balance, breathing, unconscious activity, and blood flow. This means the brain is constantly working, even when we sleep.
However, as the brain constantly tries to function the way it should, human beings also have the responsibility of assuring that this organ, which only weighs two percent of the total human body mass, receives enough vitamins and nutrients it needs so as to maintain its ability to handle stress, store #memory and simply do the tasks that need to be done every day.
Here are four foods that researchers think will keep your whole body—including your brain—healthy.
Beets may seem too intimidating especially for people who have a memorable first encounter with it. But this kind of root vegetable is found to be an effective solution for the reduction of inflammation and helps reduce the risk of toxins in the blood. The nitrate component of beets boosts the blood flow towards the human brain which likewise improves the mental performance of it.
Beet intake coupled with proper exercise is also good to achieve higher performance and energy levels.
This green vegetable is considered to be one of the best brain foods that a person can eat.
Its high level of choline and vitamin K contents will help keep a person’s memory sharp. Vitamin K and choline, along with broccoli’s vitamin C content, are known to be some of the crucial nutrients which help a person improve brain functions.
Studies even found out that people who eat broccoli have better performance on memory tests compared to those who hate the vegetable.
More than half of the human brain is made of fatty acids which are responsible for the brain’s function and structure. Two-thirds of it is the docosahexaenoic acid which is also known as DHA – an omega-3 fatty acid which is mostly found in oily fish such as salmon. DHA protects the human brain from injury as it also reduces the risk of cerebral inflammation.
The best thing to save and improve a person’s memory is through eating foods such as salmon which are rich in DHA.
4.Oil-based salad dressings
“The data support eating foods that are high in vitamin E and this includes healthy vegetable oil-based salad dressings, seeds and nuts, peanut butter, and whole grains.”
The benefit has been seen with vitamin-E rich foods, but not supplements.
A potent antioxidant, vitamin E may help protect neurons or nerve cells. In Alzheimer’s disease, neurons in certain parts of the brain start to die, which jump-starts the cascade of events leading to cognitive deterioration.