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Breakfast: 5 Foods You Can Eat To Boost Your Brain Function Instead Of Bread And Tea

Breakfast helps to wake up the body's metabolism mechanism while helping the body to break the fast it had embarked upon since the previous night. Eating breakfast, however, transcends eating just about anything that comes your way, but making conscious, intentional decisions on what you eat, because having foods that are unhealthy for breakfast is as bad or even worse than not eating breakfast.

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While many of us have, over the years, created a sort of timetable of foods on our breakfast menus, it won't be bad to spice things up now and then. You spicing things up in this context would mean deviating from the usual foods on your breakfast timetable and incorporating other foods into the menus. Many of the foods you can use to spice up your breakfast menus are not just good for the overall wellbeing of your body, but can also boost brain health.

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This will make you more alert, increase your level of concentration and help prevent many brain-related health issues. Such foods are our focus in this article and 5 of such foods are described below:

1. Fatty fish

Fatty fish such as herring, salmon, sardine and tuna are very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, an important essential fatty acid whose intake is linked to the development of brain and nerve cells and improved learning and memory. Its intake is also linked to the slowdown of age-related mental decline, as well as the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

2. Coffee

You should also consider replacing your sweetened beverages with coffee due to the impressive effects it has on your brain. The caffeine and antioxidant content of coffee help to keep your brain alert, improve your mood and sharpen your concentration. Its regular intake is also linked to a reduced risk of neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

3. Blueberries

Blueberries are not just nutritious but are also great for the brain due to their anthocyanin content, a group of plant compounds known to possess some anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, thus helping to prevent oxidative stress and inflammation, two conditions that can lead to brain ageing and certain neurodegenerative diseases.

4. Broccoli

Incorporating a cruciferous leafy green like broccoli can also help boost your brain function thanks to its powerful antioxidant compounds. It is also very rich in vitamin K, an essential vitamin whose intake is linked to better memory and cognitive ability due to it being required for the formation of sphingolipids, a type of fat that’s densely packed into brain cells.

5. Eggs

You should consume more eggs for breakfast due to its positive effects on brain health thanks to its folate, choline, vitamins B6 and B12 content. Choline, found in egg yolks helps to regulate mood and memory and improve memory and mental function, while the B vitamins and folate content helps to reduce age-related mental decline, especially in older adults.

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Source: Healthline.com.

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