We know what is good and what is bad for your body. It is not maybe in details but we know that fresh, whole foods, seasonal fruit and vegetables, grass fed, free range quality proteins are the best choices we can make. Today, while I was reading one of my favourite magazines, I have come across something interesting. That is why I wanted to share this information here with you. Today topic is food for your brain. What kind of food does your brain need? You know as we age, many of our bodily functions decline. It is not only organs, it is about hormones as well. Our cells ability to thrive and perform their functions is getting more and more difficult. For that reason, what we need to do is to look after our bodies, hormones, our own cells and the entire body. The brain is an area where we do not do much in general. For example, we exercise to get a better body shape, so we can build confidence and feel better with the outcome. However, we do not focus much on the brain activity, which is not less important than the rest of the body.
Foods feeding your brain
There are so many foods beneficial for brain, but I will go with specific type of groups today, called polyphenols. Their fruit group includes blueberries, blackcurrants, elderberries, strawberries, raspberries. In two words the berry group fruit. The vegetable groups are mushrooms, onions, shallot, spinach, green leafy vegetables, artichokes. From the nuts and seeds group, these are linseeds, almonds, walnuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts. Raw cocoa, coffee, green tea and dark chocolate are the best drink choices. I would also say that glass of red wine would also be a good alcohol option, which could play a positive effect on the brain function. All of these foods can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia diseases, improve memory and concentration. This will also help with mood and positive response to stressful situations in life.