You Can Have these Amazing Brain Boosting Foods Daily! : ROBERT URICH has rightly said “a healthy outside starts from the inside”
Humans are called social animals but we are not animals because of a single fact that by God’s grace we have been blessed with a brain! And having said that, the brain is, of course, one of the most essential organs of our body. The brain helps us to think, speak, memorize and control the movement of our arms legs and performs many other functions. So keeping our brain healthy should really be our priority.
Here is a list of super foods that will keep your brain healthy as a horse. You will find a ton of articles all over the internet under this same heading but here I have curated a list of foods that you can easily find in your kitchen, are vegetarian and are grown and available in India. Also, these foods won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
Now I have understood why my mummy used to give me soaked almonds during breakfast while I was young! Yes almonds are loaded with vitamin E and brain healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
No doubt walnut has to be there in this list because walnut looks exactly like a miniature version of a human brain! Ok not funny at all! 😀 But walnuts are rich in omega-3 fats, vitamin –E, copper, manganese and other nutrients vital for our brain.
Resveratrol is a bioactive found in peanuts which are believed to increase the flow of blood to the brain and reduce the chances of stroke. Thiamine is also present which aids the brain in converting glucose into energy. And if you are not fond of peanuts you can make peanut butter yourself out of it which tastes delicious.
Raisins are an amazing source of boron which improves memory.
5. Coconut oil
as per the scientific facts, it is found that coconut oil is rich in medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs, MCTs in coconut oil disintegrate into ketones, which may be consumed by brain cells for fuel. It is like a secondary fuel source.
Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which boosts the level of the brain hormone BDNF and improves brain health.
7. Dark chocolate
a study showed that eating high flavanol cocoa for 5 days improved blood flow and functioning of the brain.
Spinach contains nutrients like folate, iron, calcium, and vitamins E and K which are much desired for our brain.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, lutein which keeps the brain healthy as we age.
bananas contain fiber, potassium, manganese which enhances memory and learning capacity.
Carrots have high levels of a compound called luteolin which helps in fighting age-related memory deficits and strengthens the brain.
Cabbage is stacked with vitamin K and anthocyanins which is believed to promote the mental functioning of the brain and improve concentration levels.
If consumed moderately, coffee can be very beneficial for the brain.
Beets contain nitrates which prevent memory loss and increase blood flow.
oranges have vitamin C in them which keeps the brain cells healthy.
Lentils keep the brain sharp because they contain vitamin B , good for our brain.
eggplant skin contains anthocyanin which protects the brain from free radical damage.
18. Flax seeds
these are rich in omega 3 and omega 6 proven to be excellent for our brain.
oats are rich in vitamin B, E which helps in the proper functioning of the brain.
20. Pumpkin seeds
these contain powerful antioxidants and magnesium which is essential for learning.
If you don’t move, eating healthy alone won’t help. EXERCISE IS A MUST. Deep breathing is one of the best and simplest exercises for your brain. Have lots of water throughout the day. Green tea is also a good option to calm the mind down and relieve stress. Lastly, BRAHMI is considered to be a super food for the brain, I would suggest you consume it after doctor’s advice.