Food for your brain

As we have seen in previous posts, your brain is the most important tool in your wellness toolkit. So, it is equally important feed your brain with memory boosting foods. The foods that you eat impact your brain function and thoughts, either positively or negatively depending on your diet. Your diet has much to do with your ability to recall memories, focus on activities as well as learning new skills.

Enhancing brain function with a well-balanced diet of nutritious foods will go a long way to boosting your brain function, reducing the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s while improving your health and wellbeing.

The top seven brain enhancing foods to include in your weekly diet are:

  • Wild salmon
  • Walnuts
  • Berries
  • Green tea
  • Soy lecithin
  • Eggs
  • Avocado

These foods contain three important minerals that help maintain and improve brain health.

Iodine

Important for cognitive ability and brain development. When you are deficient in iodine it results in poor concentration, decreases IQ levels and lowered cognitive function. To boost your iodine intake the best foods to consume are eggs and green vegetables.

Vitamins B, B1 and B2

Essential to make neurotransmitters which control your mood and brain function. Deficiency in B vitamins can result in memory loss, dementia and neurodegenerative diseases. Boost your B vitamin levels by eating red meat, poultry, fish, eggs and natural yoghurt.

Choline

This mineral is important for maintaining the cell membrane and involved boosting the memory neurotransmitters facilitating transmission of electrical impulses. To maintain healthy brain function, choose foods rich in choline in your diet which includes soy beans, lecithin granules, peanuts, broccoli, wheat germ, milk and beef.

By choosing foods that are rich in healthy minerals, your brain will function at its optimum level and continue to be the most important tool in your wellness toolkit.

 

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