7 Brain Foods For Brain Function

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Have you ever had problems remembering things? If so, you know how extremely frustrating it is to get anything done. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve placed my keys down and seconds later I’m online slots no deposit bonus uk
Now where is it?
As we age it seems more difficult to keep our thoughts collected, difficult to even focus.
These difficulties remembering may be a part of the aging process to some degree, but diet and lifestyle certainly has a lot to do with it as well.
What are you eating?
There are several brain foods that you can include in your daily diet to boost cognitive function, boost concentration and maintain brain power. Although there are more than seven brain foods, we will highlight only seven here.
7 Brain Foods To Eat For Better Cognition and Concentration
 
1. Walnuts-Interesting….walnuts actually resemble small brains. Do you think that’s a clue that we should eat them? Of course I’d say so. A study conducted in 2007 found that a diet including more than 2% walnuts was able to reverse brain aging including age related motor and cognitive defects. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants which fight against free radical damage to the brain cells DNA.
2. Coffee – For all coffee lovers, today is your day! According to a study done in 2005 “nothing else comes close to providing many antioxidants as coffee. While average coffee from the local coffee shop might contain all sorts of sugars and additions, a fair-trade organic coffee can do great things for your focus and brain power.
A cup of coffee first thing in the morning will wake-up your brain and allow you to focus and concentrate. Even the aroma of coffee changes in the brain proteins tied to stress which helps ease the mind.
3. Dark Chocolate– Caffeine found in chocolate wakes-up the brain in addition to harnessing rich brain protecting antioxidants. The cocoa flavanols found in dark chocolate can boost basic thinking and memory functions. Flavanols can keep brain cells alive by enhancing the supply of blood to capillaries in the brain and help create new blood vessels.
4. Berries Did you know that berries are an anti-aging food? Berries protect the brain from oxidative stress while decreasing the effects of age related conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. In addition to delaying memory decline, blueberries have been found to improve learning capacity and motor skills.
5. Spinach– Spinach is loaded with vitamin E, which has been shown to improve cognitive function. Vitamin E helps increase brain tissue and release dopamine  which controls information flow in the brain. Spinach also contains lutein, an antioxidant that could protect against cognitive decline.
6. Carrots- Carrots are definitely an eye-catcher, meaning they are great for improving your eye sight, but did you know that they are also great for the brain? Carrots helps to reduce inflammation and restore memory, the compound found in carrots known as luteolin, appears to reduce age-related memory loss and boost overall brain health.
7. Fish– The omega 3 fatty acids found in fish give our brain a huge boost. Consuming fish weekly can reduce the risk of stroke and dementia while slowing down mental decline. Research also indicates that vital fatty acids help to keep memory sharp as we age.
4 Quick Brain Activities …(you may already do)
  • Eat Breakfast (ex. fresh fruit, oatmeal, coffee)
  • Get Enough Sleep (set a bedtime and keep it)
  • Exercise Daily in Some Form(walk, stretch, ride a bike)
  • Manage Your Stress(Laugh at least 10 times a day!)
**information presented is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of your legally licensed physician  I, Miranda, am  not responsible for your freedom of choice.
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-Miranda

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Miranda Simon

Hey Nice to Meet You! I’m Miranda, former cellular phone & insurance sales agent; now full-time blogger. I am a wife and mother of 6 and live in West Texas. Most liked things include anything to do with houses, music, art & food.

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