FOOD FOR THOUGHT­-Dietary Needs for the Brain

Did you know that the brain is made up of 60% fat, bet you didn’t know that?   So as to have a healthy brain, you have to a balanced diet to provide the brain with the necessary vitamins and minerals to operate at optimum levels. By a balanced diet I mean, carbohydrates, proteins, vegetables and fruits.

List-of-Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates provide the brain with the necessary levels of glucose for it to perform its functions. An example of carbs are oatmeal’s, they are rich in vitamin E, B complex, potassium and zinc, not forgetting brown rice which provide the brain with vitamins like riboflavin, thiamin and riacin necessary for producing energy levels in the brain

protein

For proteins, they have different purposes. An example is the fish which supplies the brain with omega 3, DHA and EPA which help combat memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Another protein source is the lean beef of which it also supplies protein and is a great source of iron that helps the brain by transporting more oxygen to the brain.

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The source of vitamins is endless, though we may look at one or two sources. The Romaine lettuce shields the brain oxidative stress, also prevents anxiety and panic attacks. The cauliflower contains choline which strengthens memory and logic, meaning and decision making.

fruits

Fruits also play a great role in maintaining the mental state healthy. A fruit like the blackberry helps improve communication between brains cells while at the same time it prevents the inflammation of the brain by virtue of having polyphenols. The banana is rich with vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. Another fruit with numerous health benefits. The blueberry is a super food packed with fiber, vitamin C, and polyphenols, which can improve the memory.

Regular intake of balanced meals with the portions just right will make your brain run with all pistons.

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