Some foods have the ability to boost brain power.
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What we eat affects our bodies and our health. What we eat affects our weight, our hearts, even our mood. Certain foods can lead to weight gain, high cholesterol, improved mood, better sleep and even improved brain functioning. It has been discovered that some foods contain specific vitamins or nutrients that will help you to boost your brain power and improve your memory.
Eat blueberries. Blueberries contain a variety of nutrients such as folic acid, fiber and vitamin C. Blueberries help to improve memory.
Eat salmon. Salmon is full of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids help the heart and brain. It has been shown that eating fish high in omega 3 fatty acids once a week reduces the risk of Alzheimer disease. These acids can also improve memory and our ability to learn new things.
Eat yellow, orange and green vegetables for beta-carotene and green vegetables and citrus fruits for vitamin C. These vitamins should slow down the signs of aging. Beta-carotene and vitamin C are antioxidants that have been linked to improved memory and reasoning.
Eat foods high in folic acid. Folic acid helps to stop neurodegeneration, which is when neurons in our nervous system begin to break down. Take a folic acid supplement and eat foods that contain brewers yeast. Eat foods such as lentils, romaine lettuce, okra, black-eyed peas and black beans.
Eat foods that are rich in protein, such as chicken. Poultry is high in amino acids and tyrosine. Amino acids are able to cross the filter between the blood and the brain. When it crosses these barriers, it is converted into dopamine and norepinephrine. Dopamine and norepinephrine help to keep us alert.