Do you want to achieve maximum brain health, even decades from now on? Then looking at your diet and eating more of these following foods is an excellent idea.
I have to make myself vulnerable here: one of my biggest fears is having decreased cognitive function somewhere down the line, in my twilight years. I could deal with heights and closed spaces, spiders or other phobias, but this is what scares me the most because my memory means so much to me and it always has. That’s why even if I’m still in my early 30s, I’m trying to focus on strengthening my brainpower.
One of the things I do is to keep my mind stimulated as much as possible. Plenty of reading, crossword puzzles and so on. But beyond that, my diet is also important for keeping my brain health intact. So I did some research and these are the things that you should eat as much as possible for the health of your brain.
5 foods for great brain health
You can get plenty of protein, but also super healthy fatty acids that tend to protect your brain. People with Alzheimer’s tend to be lacking in these omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish, so make sure to stock up. And since fish are thought to protect other parts of your body from the ravages of cancer, I would say our point is made.
Don’t hesitate to cook some delicious salmon tonight, like this baked citrus salmon.
All berry kinds are pretty useful for your health. A few new studies about blueberries have studied exactly memory and cognitive function. Berries are full of antioxidants that keep your brain safer.
I have a standing love affair with beetroot, so finding out that this wonderful root is also great for protecting my nogging is excellent news. It’s also rich in folate and all kinds of antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory properties and also contains compounds that relax your blood vessels.
4. Sweet potatoes
Both the red and the purple variety of sweet potato are very rich in antioxidants. According to studies, there is one particular type of antioxidants that reduce brain inflammation.
5. Leafy greens and herbs
You already know that the Mediterranean diet has been known to be good for any part of your body, brain included. So this diet has been studied for its effects on longevity and lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. So have some spinach, arugula, basil, and so on. Make your plate as green as possible!