Eating well is good for your mental as well as your physical health. Like heart muscles and lungs, brain also needs nutrients to work well. The choice of food directly affects our memory, mood and energy level. Poor nutrition can result in forgetfulness, confusion, lack of focus and clarity. Some super foods can helps brain to develop and boost its power.
Blueberries: The antioxidants and other phytochemical’s present in blueberries have been found to improve your learning abilities, delay short term memory loss and reduction in neurodegenerative oxidative stress and protect the brain. Add them to your breakfast cereals or yogurt to boost your brain power.
Whole Grains: Like everything else in your body, the brain cannot work without energy. Ability to concentrate and focus comes from steady supply of energy that your body gets in the form of glucose in the blood. Eating whole grains like whole wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, brown pasta and brown bread etc. can keep you mentally alert by releasing glucose slowly to the blood stream.
Dark Chocolate: Dark chocolates are rich in fiber, magnesium, iron and flavonoids which improve blood flow to the brain and there by improves cognitive function and memory. Chocolate also improves mood, can ease pain, and is full of antioxidants.
Each cell of our body needs water to function well and our brain cells too. In fact, three-quarters of the brain is water. So when your body is well hydrated, your brain also functions optimally. Drink at least 7-8 glass of water each day to keep your body hydrated.
Spinach: Spinach is high in nitrates and similarly helps to increase the blood flow to the brain and improves brain function. It also prevent cancer cell growth, and tumor growth. Spinach is also a good source of folate and vitamin E.