Let’s find out which are the 10 best foods for your brain and for a healthier and more balanced diet.
To have a healthier and more efficient brain, the center of all actions in our body, we are always recommended to rest and follow a balanced and healthy diet. For which you can find the best allies in nature.
The best food for your brain: a list of 10 can’t miss
Fruits and vegetables come at first place: just how the Popeye cartoon taught us, for example, spinach does not only energize the muscles, but it also helps preserve nerve cells from the effects of aging. Packed with minerals, especially rich in vitamin K, it’s a great cure and support for the clotting of blood in case of injuries.
The lycopene (the anti-oxidant giving them their red color) content in tomatoes and watermelons support brain function, starting with the memory storage. Therefore the consumption of tomatoes is recommended, but also tea: two or more cups of tea a day is an active defence against the onset of Parkinson’s disease.
It’s better if you choose green tea, as it contains powerful antioxidants that reduce the risk of blood clots and offers protection against free radicals. A valuable ally, with the same qualities, is resveratrol, which you can find in grapes, grape juice and red wine.
Recommended, for the healthy brain, is also the frequent consumption of blueberries, and other berries rich in proanthocyanidis, nutrients that protect the brain from the environmental toxins and reduce the activity of free radicals.
Blueberries also have anti-inflammatory qualities, just like wild salmon, walnuts, flax seeds, hemp seeds, which help reduce inflammation and support the brain function thanks to the Omega-3 fatty acids.
Among the foods with these properties, a worthy mention is also turmeric, an increasingly popular spice, which includes several qualities besides the previously mentioned anti-inflammatory properties. It counters atherosclerosis and is proven to be effective in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Finally a pleasant surprise: chocolate – which quite a few of you are being greedy with – has a mild anti-aging antioxidant effect, thanks to the phenols it contains, which have an important role in countering free radicals and also have anti-aging properties for the skin, but most importantly they prevent cardiovascular diseases, strokes and atherosclerosis.