Super Foods For The Brain. Do they really exist?

Have you ever needed medicines that could improve your health but you just couldn’t afford the high cost of these so-called “miracle” pills? It’s absurd how people are struggling to try to function in this fast paced world. And having hindering medical conditions or wanting to improve one’s health is not affordable, even if you have medical insurance. Is it a conspiracy to kill off the elderly or it is a multi million-dollar industry to swindle from the working class? No matter what your views may be, there are other alternatives to help with one’s health and hopefully save you from losing the clothes off your back due to the high costs of medicines.

Some scientists’ report that forms of memory loss can start as early as age 45. To help with this kind of progression there are natural forms of nutrients that can help with brain functions. An easier way to support brain health is found within super foods. These foods can consist of omega 3, iron, zinc, antioxidants, good cholesterol and more. Eating about a ½ cup of blueberries a week can help with the sharpness of brain activity. Blueberries are powered packed nutrients that have protective antioxidants which helps reduce inflammation of the brain. Inflammation of the brain can also lead to degenerative disorders.

Asparagus is another anti-inflammatory nutrient and is also rich in prebiotic fiber to support brain-health gut bacteria. Drinking 3 cups of organic green tea daily can improve brain function. Dark chocolate is rich in polyphenols and coffee can help as well. Eating fish 3 times a week, an example being wild salmon, which contains omega 3, helps maintain the health of brain cells and it can stimulate the growth of brain cells. The brain cell membranes have components of cholesterol, so consuming eggs will help build good cholesterol as well. If you like snacking on nuts then you have been choosing the right form of nutrients. Walnuts contain vitamin E, omega 3, manganese and fiber that help the brain support gut bacteria. Almonds contain high levels of omega 3 and vitamin E as well.

Pumpkin Seeds are rich in zinc, a mineral that helps with memory and overall brain function. Eating fresh greens, such as broccoli, is a great source to start building good health with. It contains a detoxification chemical, which helps with the reduction of inflammation. Kale is a low carb vegetable that is rich with vitamin A, C, and K. It also contains iron and potassium. Spinach has brain protective antioxidants and also contains vitamin K and lutein.

The oils from avocados help maintain healthy blood pressure levels and are high in fats to protect brain cells. There are a couple of oils that are a healthy source for the brain. Coconut Oil is one that enhances the brain’s neurons, so that it uses energy and reduces production of damaging free radicals at the same time. Coconut Oil does not turn into harmful trans fat when it reaches high temperatures. This oil can be consumed also by adding it to yogurt or smoothies. Olive Oil is rich in polyphenols, which is a powerful brain protective antioxidant.

By consuming in moderation, red wine is rich in polyphenols, which can boost the brain’s blood flow. Rosemary is a herb that helps improve memory by relieving anxiety and lowering cortisol level. Brahmi is a herb that is known for being a powerful brain tonic. It is known to help with improving circulation of the brain and enhancing short and long-term memory loss. Brahmi also helps the body with stress. Stress is also often negatively affecting functions such as memory. These are just a handful of natural alternatives that can hopefully help strengthen the brain’s function. So, the next time you head for the grocery store have your list ready to remind you to pick up these power packed foods.

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