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Food for the Brain

Food for the Brain

Our brain is one of the most overworked organs that was essential for our survival, not only that it was the organ responsible for our thinking processes, but also it was in charge on regulating, controlling and commanding certain functions of our organs. It is also the organ who doesn’t sleep, for it needs to maintain the function of the involuntary actions of other organs. Therefore it does need the proper nutrition to maintain it in a good condition, thus having a good internal and external body functions as well.

The brain uses much of our energy in directing, controlling and creating messages from certain stimulus to our brain and to perform our actions. Thus we need to fuel its effort up through eating foods that are healthy and recommended for this organ. We need to eat nutritious food to be able to maintain a healthy and active brain.

Choosing for the right food to eat for your brain is as easy as ABC; all of the foods that I included in my list is readily available to the nearest market, so you don’t need to do much effort in finding the correct food for your brain.

First you must eat a lot of nuts and seeds. Nuts, beans and seeds were a good source Vitamin E as it was said by Dr. Steven Pratt-author of “Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods Proven to Change Your Life.” Include walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, filberts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seed, and peanut butter and almond butter on your diet. Also Beans will also help a lot as it may help in stabilizing glucose levels in the brain, which is really essential for our brain. Even an ounce of walnuts or half cup of beans a day will do but be sure to balance it with your regular meal.

Second, you must eat oily fish. Oily fishes were commonly deep-see fishes rich in Omega 3 fats naturally found in fishes as Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Oily fishes contain this two needed content in a easily obtainable form, which enables our body to use its content easily. Common oily fishes found in the market are salmon, trout, mackerel, herring and sardines.

Third, feast yourself in blueberries. Researchers have found out that eating blueberry helps protect the brain from stress and reduces the effects of aging in our brain and reduces chances of acquiring age-related brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. A cup of blue berries a day is enough to include in your daily diet.

Fourth, a diet rich in whole grains may improve blood flow which is essential for all organs in our body including our brain. Foods composed of whole grains reduce the risk of acquiring heart diseases. Common whole grain products available in the market are oat meals, cereals, whole grain bread and brown rice.

A healthy brain means a healthy you, so if you keep your brain healthy through eating healthy and nutritious foods it is like keeping a healthy you. The health of our brain is something crucial to the entirety of our body, we must do all the efforts to preserve it and nurture it for our own sake.

 

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