Are there really superfoods that boost memory? Foods that increase brain power?
Our brains are a big powerhouse that controls our day to day activities. Along with the spinal cord, they are called the central nervous system. That simply means that they are central to everything we do. They control all our thoughts, movements, feelings, reactions and so much more.
The brain cells are so complex as they control and regulate thousands of functions such as circadian rhythms, hormone balance, blood flow, unconscious and conscious activity.
Even when you’re sleeping, the brain is still at work.
These activities make our brain consume a lot of fuel. It consumes more than 20% of our daily calorie intake. This is why we need to provide super foods for the brain cells for optimum function.
The foods we eat are either bad or good for the brain and the central nervous system. Foods play a key role in brain health and can improve specific cognitive functions, such as memory and concentration.
So in a bid to fuel your brain thereby making it more powerful, this article lists 10 foods that can improve brain health and memory as well as the entire nervous system. Relax, read and enjoy 🙂
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Rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, they increase blood flow to the brain, lower cholesterol and aid in the absorption of antioxidants.
About 60% of the brain is made up of fat, omega-3 making up half of the fat (2).
Avocados are also rich in vitamin K and folate which help prevent blood clots in the brain (protecting against stroke). This helps improve cognitive function, especially memory and concentration.
Additionally, they contain vitamin E which is an antioxidant vitamin, which helps protects the brain from inflammation and from free radical damage.