Foods high in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids can improve brain health and memory. Thus was said by experts. From fruit to fish, here are five excellent food for your brain health, based on various studies.
Diet with walnuts may offer at least two percent to fight brain aging, including its ability to work and process information. Research presented in 2010 at the International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, reports that mice with Alzheimer’s disease, showed an increase in learning, memory and motor coordination after eating walnuts.
Walnuts contain high amounts of antioxidants, so some researchers say antioxidants may fight DNA damage to brain cells caused by free radicals in our body.
Besides good for the eyes, carrots are also good for the brain. In a study published in the journal Nutrition in 2010, showed that the carrot has a level of compound called luteolin, which able to cut memory deficits associated with aging and inflammation in the brain. In addition to carrots, olive oil, peppers, and celery are also high in luteolin.
According to some studies, add a few berries which rich in vitamins into your diet or food, probably not a bad idea if you want to improve brain memory.
The study found that after 12 weeks of taking supplements of cranberry juice daily will show better learning, compared with those who did not. While on those consuming blueberries also showed reduced depression.
The research shows that eating fish rich in omega-3 can help slow the cognitive decline that typically comes with age.
According to a study published in 2010 in the journal Neurology, fish high in vitamin B12 also helps protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease.
Research shows that green leafy vegetables are loaded with vitamin C and E, which help improve cognitive abilities.
A study in the Journals of Gerontology showed that mice given vitamin E, increased 500 to 900 percent on the brain and nerve tissue, over a period of eight months. In addition, they also increase the release of dopamine in the brain, a substance that controls the information to different parts of the brain.