The brain controls everything about humans. The brain has two parts the right hemisphere which controls the left side of the body and the left hemisphere which controls the right part of the body.
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The brain is a very important. However, as people age their body metabolism begins to deteriorate which can affect their brain. Older people are usually prone to forget things because, as their body metabolism declines so does their brain.
Which is why, it is important for people who are up to 60 years to keep their brain exercised and well nourished. Thankfully, there are many foods that have the ability to Improve the brain function of older people thereby, helping to improve their declining memory.
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Here Are Five 5 Foods People Who Are Up To 60 Years Should Eat Often To Improve Their Memory
1. Beans And Peas: beans and peas are very good for the health. For example, beans are a very good source of protein. Both beans and peas are legumes that are rich in vitamins B6 and B12, they are also rich in folate (folic acid).
Studies have shown that, the above foods lowers the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. Older people should eat beans often and make sure that they always add peas to their salad.
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2. Avocadoes And Nuts: avocadoes and nuts are a rich source of unsaturated fats and studies have shown that unsaturated fats helps to promote brain health by preventing dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
It is also believed that, foods rich in unsaturated fats like, avocados and nuts may help to preserve a person's memory and protect it from decline. Some popular nuts in Nigeria are; walnuts, tiger nuts, bambara nuts etc.
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3. Fish: it is no secret that fish are very nutritious which why dieticians, nutritionists and medical experts recommend it for older people. Fishes like sardines, salmon, mackerel etc contains a lot of omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids are very instrumental in promoting better memory which is why people who are 60 years and above should eat fish instead of meat.
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4. Spinach: generally speaking, vegetables are good for the health. They are also suitable for people of all ages. Leafy vegetables like spinach popularly known as, green are rich in vitamin E.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to Improve memory and promote cognition function.
5. Fruits: just like vegetables, fruits the also a wonderful source of several nutrients. People who eat fruits frequently gain a lot of health benefits from it.
Fruits contains a lot of nutrients and antioxidants that helps to preserve and promote memory. These nutrients also improves brain function.
NOTE: People who are up to 60 years should avoid eating saturated, trans fats and sugary foods because these foods affects the brain and memory.
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