BEST BRAIN FOODS TO INCREASE MEMORY
Brain foods are the first thing I think of when I start to train for memory tournaments. Your brain is like any other part of your body, it needs a steady supply of energy to function properly.
First brain food on my list is whole grains. The ability to focus and concentrate comes from a steady and adequate supply of energy that comes in the form of glucose and we can get this from whole grains. Opt for foods such as brown cereals, wheat bread or brown pastas.
Next on the list is oily fish. Essential fatty acids can not be made by the body and they must be obtained through a healthy diet. Good sources for this are salmon, trout, mackerel, and herring. If you have an allergy try flax seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, walnut oil or take an Omega-3 pill.
Following oily fish is my favorite brain food, blueberries. Blueberries have antioxidants in them that will be beneficial for your brain. My tip for you is to get blueberry concentrate and mix with water so that you don’t have eat 1,000 blueberries a day.
Another brain food that you may not be aware of is tomatoes. Tomatoes protect against free radical damage to your cells which can lead to things like dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Next is B Vitamins such as B6, B12 and folic acid. These vitamins are extremely beneficial to your memory.
Number 6 is walnuts. Walnuts are the top nut for brain health, they have a high concentrate of DHA. DHA has been proven to protect the brains of newborns and cognitive performance in adults.
Then we have avocados, which promotes healthy blood flow. Healthy blood flow will help keep your blood pressure low and that is great for cognitive function.
Good news with this next brain food, dark chocolate! Studies show that a half an ounce to one ounce of dark chocolate is great for the brain. It has powerful antioxidant properties is helpful to your brain along with being a natural stimulant.
The next brain food on the list is broccoli. Broccoli is a wonderful source of Vitamin K whose major function is to regulate calcium in our bones and in the brain. Vitamin K can also help to prevent Alzheimer’s.
Last on my list of my top ten brain foods is turmeric. One of my favorite dishes is curry whose main ingredient is turmeric. Keep in mind that if you chose to take this in pill form you will not receive the benefits from it as you would as a spice in cooked food.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my list of the top ten brain foods to improve your memory.
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