Food is essential for the overall well-being and optimal function of the organs in your body. Certain foods are specifically good for your brain. When you eat these foods, they can help to improve your brain function such as concentration and focus. They also help to protect your brain from damage and improve your memory and brain power.
In line with a health publication from HEALTHLINE, this article will be sharing those foods that are essential for your brain function.
• FATTY FISH
This is one of the most highly recommended foods for the brain. Fatty fish contains omega-3 fatty acids and this nutrient helps your brain to build nerve cells. They are essential for learning and memory.
A study shows that people who eat fish generally tend to have more gray matter in their brains. Gray matter is contained in the nerve cells that control decision-making, memory, and emotion.
The two main ingredients in coffee are caffeine and antioxidants - these nutrients can help to improve your brain health. Specifically, caffeine in coffee helps to boost concentration, alertness, and mood.
According to research, eating nuts helps to improve your heart health and a healthy heart is a plus for your brain. A 2014 study shows that people who eat nuts over several years experienced sharper memory than those who did not.
Nuts also contain several nutrients like fats, antioxidants, and vitamin E. These nutrients are beneficial to the brain.
Orange is a great source of vitamin C. A study shows that having enough vitamin C in the blood was linked to an improvement in focus, concentration, memory, and attention.
Eggs contain several brain nutrients like folate, choline, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6. Choline is very essential for the brain. A higher intake of choline has been linked to better memory and mental function.
• DARK CHOCOLATE
Flavonoids, antioxidants, and caffeine are major components of dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Flavonoids in chocolate go directly to the area of the brain that supports learning and memory.
These nutrients can support and enhance your memory.
Other foods include:
• Green tea
• Pumpkin seeds
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