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If you are like most people you probably grew up being told by a family member such as your mother, grandmother, or aunt that fish was good for the brain. While they were right, and fish is good for your brain’s health, fish isn’t the only food that is good for your brain. Here is a list of several brain foods that can help keep your mind as well as your body healthy.
Blueberries not only taste good with that morning oatmeal, but as it turns out they are extremely good for your brain health. Blueberries have been linked to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects memory, but they have also been shown to actually improve memory and the ability to learn. They are perhaps one of the best foods you can eat to maintain a healthy brain.
Wild Salmon and Tuna are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids which have been shown to be important and necessary fats for keeping your brain healthy. Studies have shown that adding healthy amounts of omega 3 to your diet improves both cognitive thinking and concentration. In addition, these fatty acids, elevate your mood, help reduce anxiety and have been used as part of an overall treatment for various mental illnesses and depression.
While most people know that raw oysters can help to increase sexual desire, what you may not know is that these shellfish are also good for your brain. Oysters not only contain some omega-3 fatty acids, but also contain selenium, magnesium, and zinc which are all necessary minerals for maintaining good brain health.
Garlic is great for seasoning all types of food and best of all it has an incredible antioxidant effect on the brain. The fresher the garlic is, the better it is for your brain’s health.
Cooked tomatoes release an antioxidant lycopene, which is especially good for your brain’s health, and some experts believe that this antioxidant may well reduce the risk of dementia.
Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Strawberries
Foods that are high in vitamin C are great for keeping your brain healthy. Best of all they taste good and are good for your overall health not just your brain.
Foods High In B Complex Vitamins
Any of the foods that are high in B complex vitamins will help you maintain your brain health. Try adding some of these foods to your daily diet and see how well your thinking improves.
There are also a number of supplements that can contribute to your brain’s health as well as make up for deficiencies in your diet.
Eating healthy and/or taking those supplements that help to increase your cognitive function, focus, and memory while helping to reduce stress, anxiety and depression will help you to ensure that your brain is as healthy as your body.