The HUMAN BRAIN is a very important organ in the human body. When you live a healthy lifestyle your optimal brain health is as good as guaranteed. In nutrition, a healthy diet includes consumption of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, nuts , seeds,herbs, healthy fats,fish, poultry, dairy , meats all in there right amounts for your AGE , SEX, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL.
Making references to your Brain Health, we have Nutrients that are best for your brain. As you get older your chances of Memory Loss, Dementia , Alzheimer's disease increases but diets rich in the following nutrients enhances optimum brain health and lowers the risk of the above listed illnesses.
1. Omega 3 fatty acids: omega 3 support normal cognitive function.
2. Antioxidant vitamins: these vitamins protect the brain cells from oxidative damage and brain cancer .
3. Cobalamin and Folic Acid: These 2 vitamins help lower blood levels of excess homocysteine , this is a type of amino acid which excess of it is linked to cognitive impairment.
Eating foods rich in these two vitamins does your brain health more good than imaginable
4. Phytonutrients which also act as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents in your body which play vital roles in protecting your brain cells for deteriorating.
You see one more thing I want to add which is vital to the health of this Sense organ is about SLEEP.
Asides the nutrients that are best for your brains health and optimum function, adequate night sleep is very important.
You need at least 6-7 hours of night sleep daily.
You see during the course of days activities a substance called (Beta- amyloid) deposits and accumulates in your brain.
Its only when you sleep mostly at night that your body gets rid of that harmful Beta- amyloid deposits which causes brain cell degeneration on the long run. So please no matter how busy you are always make provision for at least 6 hours of night sleep.
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