Brain food – what should you eat for a smarter and healthier brain?
We’ve all heard of super foods, but do we know what ‘super food’ really is?
Super foods are nutrient dense foods that are especially beneficial for your overall health and well-being. Their targeted body systems may differ but overall, these super foods are good for you from your head to your toes.
Research has shown that indulging in super foods can increase the likelihood you maintain a healthy brain, well into old age.
Below is a list of our favorite brain-loving super foods that if included in your daily regimen regularly, are sure to keep you sharp year after year.
Blueberries. Delicious and smart! Blueberries have been shown to protect the brain from the effects of stress. Further, they have been shown to reduce the effects of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Salmon. Salmon is rich in brain-loving omega-3’s. Omega-3’s are essential for brain function and monitoring inflammation.
Nuts and seeds. This super food is packed with vitamin E. Vitamin E has a range of health benefits, including maintain healthy hair, skin, and nails. When it comes to your brain, vitamin E corresponds with lowered cognitive decline.
Avocados. This healthy fat contributes to healthy blood flow. Healthy blood flow means healthy nutrients reaching every part of your body, brain included. Avocados help your brain get all the great nutrients you’re eating in that healthy balanced diet.
Whole grains. Our favorite whole grains are oatmeal and brown rice. These super foods reduce your risk for heart disease and maintain good blood flow to the brain. Bonus: these foods are packed with fiber and vitamin E.
Beans. This super food stabilizes blood sugar levels which keeps your brain happy. Your brain uses glucose for fuel, so it needs help regulating its glucose levels so it can maintain optimum functioning. And that’s where beans come in.