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Foods for better brain health

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Foods have a direct link with your body and it decides how healthy you are and can be. It also has a link with your mind and brain. There are some foods which can improve your brain health and provide you with all the benefits of a better brain health.

Salmon

Wild Salmon is very good for your brain health because it provides the highest quality protein for your brain. It contains the very important omega-3 fatty acids, which are very critical for a healthy brain structure and optimal brain function. It also contains five other important nutrients for your brain including magnesium, B vitamins, zinc, vitamin D and choline. But you should choose the wild variety and not the farm raised one. Because the wild variety has fewer calories and low amount of saturated fat in comparison to the farm raised variety.

Beans

Beans are very important brain health food. Beans are nutrient dense starch and they are digested very slowly. They are important as they provide your brain with its preferred fuel glucose. They also contain good amount of different important nutrients like magnesium, fibre, zinc, folate and antioxidants. Folate is very special because it is essential for brain function and if you have less of it that can lead to neurological disorders including cognitive impairment and depression. Beans will provide you with more folate than any other food.

Walnuts

All types of nuts are exceptional brain foods and so you should eat more of them. Walnut is the star of all of them. It is rich in several brain nutrients which will improve your brain health. It contains amino acids, B vitamins, vitamin E and several different minerals. Vitamin E is important because it can help in prevention of cognitive decline. Walnuts will also provide you with a good dose of omega-3 fatty acids. They contain very powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich in polyphenols, which is useful because your brain is vulnerable to oxidation and inflammation damage. To ensure that your brain is safe from such problems, you need regular supply of walnuts.

Dark chocolate

If you are eating dark chocolate in moderation, it is a good thing for your brain health. It contains very high levels of plant antioxidants known as flavonols. These elements will help you by allowing more blood to be carried to different important areas of your brain. Dark chocolate will also provide you with magnesium, fibre and zinc. It will help you by countering the effects of ageing and fatigue. If you want to boost your mood, alertness and focus, you should happily eat dark chocolate. A good portion (up to 1 ounce daily) of high cacao dark chocolate which contains 72% or greater cacao, will help your brain functions without exceeding your daily sugar quota.

Avocados

Avocado is a brain food that you cannot avoid. If you want optimal brain health, you must have it. It contains good amount of monounsaturated fats which will promote healthy blood flow in your brain. It also contains very important brain nutrients like folate, vitamins C, vitamin E and copper. Avocados also have B vitamins in them which is good for you to reduce stress and they will also keep your nerves and brain cells healthy. High levels of potash present in avocado will lower your blood pressure. The monounsaturated fats will support your nerves in the brain and will ensure that all the information is carried to your brain without any problem.

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