Five Foods With Surprising Effects On The Brain

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There have been a number of studies done to confirm that your diet could affect your brain health and function. You can maintain optimal brain health by filling your diet with nutritious foods. Below are five foods that have surprising effects on your brain health.

Wild Salmon
Salmon is one of the highest food sources of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids are one of the nutrients that are essential for healthy brain function. Studies have shown that people who are deficient in omega 3 fatty acids are more likely to suffer from behavioral problems and mental illnesses. Omega 3 fatty acids also has anti-inflammatory substances. Ann Kulze, who is a medical doctor and book author, recommends that people get two to three servings of salmon per week.

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Five Foods With Surprising Effects On The Brain
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Oysters
Oysters are another food rich in omega 3 fatty acids. They also contain tyrosine. Tyrosine is an amino acid that elevates a person’s alertness. It also helps boost brain function, and tyrosine can help alleviate stress. Flaherty's seafood grill & oyster bar says it is common for people to avoid oysters because of their slimy texture. Luckily you can get the same taste and nutrients from a soup or salad with cut up oysters as you can just plain.

Avocado
Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fats help increase blood flow. Healthy blood flow is essential for a healthy brain. Avocados also help you maintain a healthy blood pressure. People who have high blood pressure are more likely to suffer from cognitive decline. Because avocados are high in calories, experts recommend eating ¼ to ½ an avocado every day.

Leafy Green Vegetables
Leafy green vegetables are filled with foliate, which is a type of B vitamin that protects against cognitive decline. It also helps maintain verbal fluency. Furthermore, leafy greens contain phytonutrients, which can help to protect brain cells.

Blueberries
There have been studies done on animals to confirm that blueberries can reduce the effects of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other age-related diseases. They can also help protect the brain against oxidative stress. Animal studies have also shown that blueberries can improve motor skills and learning capacity. Steven Pratt, who is a medical doctor and book author, recommends that people eat at least one cup of blueberries every day. It does not matter whether you eat them freeze-dried, frozen or fresh.

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A healthy diet is one of the keys to a healthy brain. Wild salmon, oysters, blueberries, leafy green vegetables and avocado are just a few of the many nutrients that can improve brain health.

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Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Brooke Chaplan  and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to humanity,

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