Thursday, December 4, 2014

Best Brain-booster Foods

  1. Avocado: Rich in vitamin E- an important antioxidant.
  2. Blueberries: Rich antioxidant. Builds healthy connections between brain cells.
  3. Broccoli: Contains antioxidants like vitamin C and brain-protecting plant compounds known as carotenoids.
  4. Curry: Contains spices that reduce inflammation. Its ingredient curcumin is effective at clearing away proteins called amyloid plaques that can cause serious brain problems.
  5. Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa has a good amount of of brain-boosting elements. It is also a good antioxidant. Dark chocolate boosts your serotonin to keep you happy. Contains just about OK level of caffeine to keep you alert.
  6. Green and black tea: Rich source of catechines (antioxidants). Keep a check on frequency of drinking tea to not more than two to three cups a day since it contains caffeine.
  7. Oily fish: Salmon, sardines and mackerel are rich in omega 3 fatty acids- essential for increasing brain function. Improves cognitive strength and alertness.
  8. Seeds: Pumpkin seeds contain lots of zinc and magnesium which are brain-boosters.
  9. Water: Every cell in the body needs water to remain healthy. Drinking enough water helps in boosting the brain power.
  10. Wholegrain food: Increases cognitive function. Folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 found in whole grains help in improving the memory.

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