This century need best people in the right place, so I think we need to boost our with delicious and healthy foods around us. Let’s we learn what are they…. :v

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1. Almonds, Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Brazil nuts

Nuts are good sources of vitamin E, higher levels of vitamin E correspond with less cognitive decline as you get older. Add an ounce a day of walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts will a good intake of vitamin E might help to prevent cognitive decline.

2. Broccoli

A great source of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower.

3. Blueberries

blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.Studies have also shown that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging rats, making them mentally equivalent to much younger rats. recommends adding at least 1 cup of blueberries a day in any form- fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried. The consumption of blueberries may be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss. Widely available, so there’s no excuse.

 

4. Pomegranate

Alzheimer’s disease has been linked to a build up of plaque in the brain called beta-amyloid. A Loma Linda University study conducted by Richard Hartman linked pomegranate with lowering the occurrence Alzheimer’s symptoms. The National Institute of Aging says that the polyphenol antioxidants that are abundant in pomegranate help to lower the occurrence of this plaque build up, thus improving cognitive functioning.
Premature deliver or prenatal problems may put the infant’s brain at risk for certain kinds of brain damage. If there is a lack of oxygen during this time due to underdeveloped lungs, poor circulatory system functioning, or stress during the delivery, the brain may not get the oxygen it needs to function properly. This condition is called hypoxia ischemia. A study done by the Washington University School of Medicine provides evidence that mothers that drank pomegranate juice helped the infant become more resilient to these conditions and avoid the devastating side effects that occur when the brain is deprived of oxygen.

5. Avocado

Avocados are almost as good as blueberries in promoting brain health, the avocado is a fatty fruit, it’s a monounsaturated fat, which contributes to healthy blood flow. “And healthy blood flow means a healthy brain. Avocados also lower blood pressure. and as hypertension is a risk factor for the decline in cognitive abilities, a lower blood pressure should promote brain health. Avocados are high in calories so adding just 1/4 to 1/2 of an avocado to one daily meal as a side dish.

6. Sage, Sesame seed, Flax seed, and Pumpkin seed

Seeds are good sources of vitamin E. Just a handful of sage, sesame seed, flax seed, pumpkin seeds a day is all you need to get your recommended daily amount of zinc, vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills.

7. Salmon

Wild Salmons are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are essential for brain function. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) cannot be made by the body and must be obtained through diet. Omega-3s also contain anti-inflammatory substances. Oily fish contains EPA and DHA in a ready-made form, which enables the body to use it easily. The main sources of oily fish include salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, pilchards and kippers. Low DHA levels have been linked to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. Recommends a 4-ounce serving, two to three times a week.

Let’s have healthy lifestyle 😀

 

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