Eating for Better Brain Power

If the saying “we are what we eat” is truthful then it reveals a lot about those people who have very sharp memory and high concentration as these people are most likely to have consumed certain food which contain substances that contribute to an improved quality of brain power.

Although it may seem to be very redundant and too general to know that eating a healthy balance of all essential nutrients as well as regularly taking vitamins and minerals cause the body, including the brain, a lot of benefits, it is still very important to realize that all of these information is critical to maintaining brain power even at a very old age.

Pack on a Diet with Vegetables and Fruits

Aside from the usual vitamins and minerals contained in fruits and veggies, these products taken from nature are valuable in terms of providing the brain with enough protection from any future damage through the use of antioxidants.

Regular consumption of vegetables like broccoli, kale and lettuce plus fruits like bananas, mangoes and watermelon, will help to increase the defense of the brain from deteriorating as it helps to promote healthier and better growth of brain cells overtime, making it continuously functioning for longer.

Consume Food with Omega 3

The term omega 3 fatty acids has grown to be popular because more and more evidence has linked it to the improvement of brain function upon regular consumption of its food sources, more commonly in the form of cold water fatty fish like mackerel, salmon and tuna.

Along with increasing brain power, food that are said to have high omega 3 have also proven to decrease the chances for Alzheimer’s disease to occur through age, and know that omega 3 is not just found in fish but also in other food sources like spinach, walnuts and even pumpkin seeds and soybeans.

 Too Much Calories and Saturated Fats

Research has shown that high calorie diets as well as ones with saturated fats cause an increase of dementia and also affects memory and concentration making cognitive functioning well affected and can limit brain power later on in life.

Ensuring a regular diet that is well balanced and contains just enough calories and avoiding too much saturated fat from food sources like butter, cream and cheese, will help to prolong brain activity levels and function through the years.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption

Although it has been proven that alcohol affects the proper functioning of the brain and is even said to cause the brain cells to deplete, consumption of red wine however has been deemed to be very helpful to the brain as long as it is limited to servings between 1 to 2 glasses each day.

Improvements of memory and cognitive functions come from the flavonoid contained in red wine called resveratrol that increases the blood flow to the brain, and aside from red wine these flavonoids are also found in other drinks like cranberry juice and grape juice as well as from berries, grapes and even peanuts.

Written by Tessa Mercado