Monday, February 6, 2017

10 Nice Foods To Boost Your Brain

2-Berries
Getting beneficial anti-oxidative compounds like vitamins C, E, beta-carotene and other nutrients through food may help prevent, or at least curtail, the damage, because they can disarm potentially cell-injuring free radicals circulating throughout the system.
Research has shown that beneficial chemicals called ellagatannis in raspberries, strawberries and blueberries(Berries family) are also found right in the hippocampus, the brain's memory control center.

3-Cherries
Oxidation is not the only process associated with diseases of aging. Inflammation also plays a big role in everything from heart disease to dementia.
Cherries are nature's own little anti-inflammatory pills. They contain Cox 2 inhibitors similar to those found in pain medications such as Vioxx and Celebrex, but they also contain compounds called polyphenols that keep platelets in the blood from clumping together,

4-Eat oily fish
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through diet. The most effective omega-3 fats occur naturally in oily fish as EPA and DHA. Good sources include linseed (flaxseed) oil, soya bean oil, pumpkin seeds, walnut oil and soya beans. They are good for healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general wellbeing.

5-Eat more tomatoes
There is good evidence to suggest that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, could help protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells which occurs in the development of dementia, particularly Alzheimer's.

6-Apple
That old adage about "an apple a day" is right on target. Turns out that apples contain a group of chemicals that could protect the brain from the type of damage that triggers neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. One of those compounds, a flavonoid called quercetin, has been shown to protect the brain from oxidative injury in animal studies.

7-Sage 
Has long had a reputation for improving memory and although most studies focus on sage as an essential oil, it could be worth adding fresh sage to your diet too.

8-Egg
The egg has gotten bad press because of its cholesterol-rich yoke and the associations between dietary cholesterol and heart disease. However, that same yolk contains one of the most important nutrients for building better brains: choline.

9-Oysters
Speaking of seafood as brain food, consider the oyster, which is one food rich in both iron and zinc. and so good and useful for your brain.

10-Cocoa
Several studies have shown that eating flavonol-rich cocoa can improve blood vessel function, boosting circulation throughout the body and blood flow to the brain. The beneficial compounds found in cocoa may even reduce the formation of damaging clots, which may cause heart attacks and strokes.

Attention: To avoid any potential allergies or interactions with your current medications, please consult a pharmacist or your doctor before taking the herbs.

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sources
http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/10-foods-boost-your-brainpower
http://www.beliefnet.com/Health/2009/05/Healthy-Foods-to-Feed-Your-Brain.aspx?b=1&p=9


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