We’ve all been there, plenty of us are there everyday, that place where we just need a little more brain power or just a bit of a boost to the overall levels of how much our brain can process. Or maybe it’s when we need to remember something, a password, where we put our glasses, etc… Whatever it is, there’s always that time when your brain needs a boost, and we’re here to tell you about all the foods that can help give you just that.
Broccoli’s been considered healthy for a long time, for many of us it was on of the very first vegetables we ate, the reason for it being on this list is because it has a lot of Vitamin K in it, which boosts the memory and the overall mental acuity of your brain. It also has tons of chlorine in it compared to other foods, chlorine stimulates more neural connections up there in your head, which gives everything in your brain helping hand, improving brain health and overall brain function. It’s also extremely valuable in pregnancy, because if the mommy has a deficiency in chlorine, which plenty do, it can lead to things like neural tube defects in the child.
Walnuts are another brain food that really have earned their spot on this list, in the olden times, we used to eat these for headaches and other brain-related maladies, the reason for this was because we thought they looked like a brain. But now it seems like we were right all along, seeing that it has so many great benefits. Here are just a few, they have tons of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help bulk up the overall strength in your brain’s neurotransmitters, which then gives a nice boost to your cognitive function.
In the past few years turmeric has burst open the doors of health foods, it has so many benefits, to so many parts of your body, on of the main ones for this particular list is the fact that it actually REDUCES the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease according to the researchers over at UCLA, plus it protects the brain for being harmed from inflammation.
Omega-3 fatty acids are back again with wild salmon this time, these particular fats are vital for getting and maintaining your brain’s top-notch level of health. Did you know that around 60% of the entire brain is made of fat, there’s probably a connection between that fact and why Omega-3 seem to be so good for you. Wild salmon also improves the blood flow, reduces inflammation and because it contains DHA (docosahexaeonic acid) it also leads to a reduced chance of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.
YUM! I’m super happy I get to put this on the list, surprisingly dark chocolate is super-duper helpful when it comes to helping out your brain, it has ridiculous amount of antioxidants that are amazing for nourishing and healing your brain, in turn giving it a big boost in performance and health. It also has these phtyo-chemicals that are called flavonoids, which boost the quality of the blood flow to your brain. But, to cap it all off, we have caffeine, which while it is fairly obvious, is still an extremely valuable when it comes to keeping your brain’s levels of overall alertness up.