Did you know that the food we eat plays a role in our brains development?
And how is that you may ask. The fact is the brain, just like any other part of the body needs food to function properly.
Power foods for the brain can help you improve memory, decision-making ability, and even your mood.
Furthermore, they also provide essential fatty acids that stimulate and strengthen brain cells.
Jon White a 2 times U.S.A memory champion lost 20 pounds in preparation for a memory tournament.
Well not because he was working his brain out or refreshing his memory day and night.
But because he ate foods that were sure to boost his brain.
And the results?…
So stick around and let’s take a look at the 6 foods that improve your brain power. Ready?
Alright, let’s face it! Eggs are pretty much one of the most versatile foods on earth. Hard boiled, soft boiled, scrambled, fried, boiled, even baked.
However, they are simply a great way to start your day. Moving on, eggs are healthy for you and is a portion of good brain food. They are a good source of several nutrients tied to brain health.
These nutrients include vitamins B6 and B12, folate and choline (63). Choline is an important micronutrient that your body uses to create acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood and memory. In addition, they contain protein and healthy fat which contribute to protecting the brain.
And it doesn’t matter the way you cook it, it’s still an egg.
Avocados do not just harness the power to upgrade your dips and spreads but they also improve your brain. Although it has a rep for high-fat content Avocados promote healthy blood flows to the brain and keeps your blood pressure low.
According to research avocados are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which help maintain function in areas of the brain responsible for regulating mood and emotion.
Try eating a serving with your breakfast or blend them with your smoothie and have a great day.
3. DARK CHOCOLATE
You may be thinking, so there’s dark chocolate and regular chocolate? Here’s the difference. Dark chocolate is a form of chocolate containing a higher percentage of cocoa solids and cocoa butter than milk chocolate, and little to no sugar at all.
Undermining that fact, they are delicious and are healthy for your brain. Moving on dark chocolate also fuels weight loss and has tons of health-boosting nutrients. Researchers say eating dark chocolate can change your brainwave frequency, providing benefits in memory improvement and stress reduction.
It’s well-known to most people with a sweet tooth that dark chocolate can be a healthier indulgence. Who knew chocolate could be this beneficial.
Now you must be thinking, how did curry make this list? Isn’t this an ingredient that shouldn’t be eaten? Well, you would be right to think that. Curry is a complex combination of spices or herbs, usually including ground turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, and fresh or dried chillies.
And it made this list thanks to a special ingredient it’s made up of which is ground Tumeric. According to research at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, the bright yellow compound found in the spice turmeric, called curcumin, appears to help us stay mentally sharp in old age by effectively improving memory and attention span in the elderly.
Not surprisingly another study shows that a twice-daily dose of curcumin found in turmeric has been found to improve memory and mood.
Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-coloured grape varieties. The actual colour of the wine can range from intense violet, typical of young wines, through to brick red for mature wines and brown for older red wines.
What’s so special about red wine you may ask, they have polyphenols which involve a number of effects within the brain, including a potential to protect neurons against injury induced by neurotoxins and the potential to promote memory, learning, and cognitive function. Some examples of these wines you could get in Nigeria are:
- B & G Passport 1/4 Bottle Bordeaux
- Lamothe Parrot
- Douglas Green St Celine Sweet Red
- Faustino V Gran Reserva Rioja 2005
- Faustino VII Rioja 2009
- B&G Cuvee Speciale Red
- B & G Sweet Nature Wine
- Carlo Rossi Sweet Red
- Carlo Rossi Red
- Casillero Del Diablo
- Chateau Los Boldos Merlot 2013
- Chateau Los Boldos Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
- Four Cousins
- B&G Merlot Reserve 2014
- B & G Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Red 2015
Just to name a few
Oily fish are like regular fishes, only having oil in their tissues and in the belly cavity around the gut. The natural oils of these fish are full of Omega-3 fatty acids like DHA, which are essential for brain health.
Eating salmon, tuna, and other fatty fish has been shown to stimulate brain cell growth. For that reason, it also has links to improving mood and reducing stress, which can help improve cognitive ability. Examples include Sardines, Tuna and other canned fish that has “with oil” indicated on it.
In conclusion, food is essential for you not only to keep you physically moving but also mentally…
So give your brain a kick-start early by trying any of these foods, You can’t say no to food now, can you?