Remember the famous Latin philosophical proposition of Rene Descartes – Cogito ergo sum– that simply means ‘I think, therefore I am’ and think what will happen if your brain stops thinking! And it may happen if you fail to consume foods, lead a life style, take sufficient rest & sleep that brain requires keeping its function smooth. Here we will discuss about some common best foods for brain health which is available in the market and can easily consume everyday as our daily diet full of nutrients that brain requires.
Tea and coffee: Tea and coffee not only help you to awake in the morning or help you to get rid from dizziness at office but also prevent from Alzheimer’s disease and smooth your cognitive function because caffeine makes the progress of Alzheimer’s disease slow and sometime stops. Some studies showed that the memory of tea drinkers is better than that of non-tea drinkers because of caffeine found in tea.
Tomatoes: Tomato, a very common popular and testy vegetable found in most dinner tables in every knock and corner in the world, is full of powerful antioxidant – lycopene. Lycopene usually fight against such kind of free radicals responsible for damaging cells which results dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Carrot: Lute Olin, a compound usually found in celery and olive oil, is good for brain health. It is also found at a high level in carrot also. Carrot as a regular diet can help protect people from inflammation in the brain. In various surveys shows that people who consume carrot in their daily diet suffer less from age-related memory deficits.
Berries: Berries such as strawberries, blueberries contain high level of antioxidants that help keeping fit the capabilities of signaling system of brain and help to get rid from stress and make people cheer up by removing depression. To keep you memory sharp, lead a life free from stress and depression you can add berries at your daily diet as natural a source of vitamin and antioxidant to keep fit both mentally and physically.
Walnuts: Vitamin E is helpful to prevent cognitive decline of aged people as found in a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The brain look like walnut is helpful for human brain because it contain high amount of anti-aging supplements and antioxidants that may fight the free radicals harmful for brain cells and responsible for the development Alzheimer’s disease.
Fish: Omega-3, an essential fatty acid, is good for brain health and its function. Oily fishes such as sardine, herring, and salmon are the good source for Omega-3 and this fatty acid Omega-3 is found in these fishes as EPA and DHA form. The deficiency of DHA level in human body is responsible for the development brain diseases like memory loss and Alzheimer’s. On the other hand vitamin B12 found in fishes at high level also helps fighting against Alzheimer’s.
Whole grain: Unlike other organ in our body brain also needs energy for its working ability and it consumes energy as glucose format from our blood flow. Whole grains like whole- brown rice wheat flour, cracked wheat, oatmeal, whole contain low-GI provide energy by releasing glucose in the blood flow and keep the brain fit thus people who consume whole grain can keep them mentally easy and alert for all day long.
Blackcurrant: Blackcurrant is a good source for Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a vital vitamin which is essential for the uplift of mental agility and is also a good fighter against free radical harmful for human body as well as brain cells.
Spinach: Vitamin E helps to release some “pleaser” chemical in the brain and helps controlling the flow of information to various parts of human brain. Vitamin C helps increasing the ability of cognitive. A good mingling of vitamin C and E are found in green leaf vegetable Spinach is helpful for sound memory and healthy brain.
Pumpkin seeds: Zinc is helpful for sharp memory and creative thinking skills. To keep your memory sharp and to develop of your thinking skills you should add pumpkin seeds at your daily meal to get zinc. Though red meat is another good source of zinc but pumpkin seeds can be the choice for vegetarian and non- vegetarian race.
Broccoli: It is famous for its anti-cancer nature and also helps strengthen the detoxification system of human body. It also a great source of vitamin K that is essential for the improvement of brain power and it also enhance the ability of cognitive function as well and thus help to keep brain healthy and sound.