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The right foods for the brain

October 3, 2019

One of Bio-Strath’s biggest functions is helping the body become more efficient in the absorption of nutrients. Feeding your child Bio-Strath ensures that all the nutrients from their diet are getting put to use in their body. It’s important to know which foods to eat to keep healthy, mentally sharp and fortified under stress. A great diet isn’t any good without an efficient system to absorb the nutrients from the food. This is where Bio-Strath comes in, helping your child’s brain and body maintain energy and stamina throughout the exam season. Clinical studies have proven that Bio-Strath helps with better absorption (Engelhart-Jentsch 2017) of essential nutrients found in the listed foods and makes them more available for your body to use. 

  1. Fatty Fish

When we talk about brain foods, at the top of the list is fish. The best type of fish is salmon, trout and sardines, which are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s play a role in sharpening memory and improving mood, as well as protecting your brain.

  1. Blueberries

Let’s first explain what antioxidants are – molecules that neutralise free radicals that can harm your cells. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that may delay brain ageing and improve memory.

  1. Turmeric

With mental health being at the forefront of new-age health and lifestyle, it’s good to know that Turmeric reduces symptoms of depression and Alzheimer disease. It has an active compound called Curcumin with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

  1. Broccoli

Packed with Vitamin K which helps with regulating certain important nutrients such as calcium in the brain. Vitamin K is also responsible for healthy bones and the healing process of wounds (blood clotting). Broccoli contains compounds that act as natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which may also help protect the brain against damage. 

  1. Pumpkin Seeds

Next to nuts, pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of magnesium, iron, zinc and copper. All which are important for brain function and vitality.

  1. Dark Chocolate

Eating chocolate makes you feel great because it’s a mood booster, it triggers endorphins and serotonin. But more than that it helps with memory.

  1. Nuts

There are many types of nuts and all with specific attributes but the nut family is great for the brain and heart. Nuts contain a host of brain-boosting nutrients, including vitamin E, healthy fats and plant compounds. Specifically, Walnuts have an added advantage because they contain omega-3 fatty acids. 

NOTE – a large study found that women who ate nuts regularly over the course of several years had a sharper memory, compared to those who didn’t eat nuts.

  1. Oranges

Did you know that you can get all the Vitamin C you need in a day by eating one medium orange. Meaning, with a single orange you are helping to prevent your mental decline. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight off the free radicals that can damage brain cells. Plus, Vitamin C supports brain health as you age. Other sources of Vitamin C include bell peppers, guava, kiwi, tomatoes and strawberries.

  1. Eggs

Eggs are a good source of several nutrients tied to brain health, including Vitamins B6 and B12, folate and choline. These B Vitamins have several roles linked to maintaining a healthy body and mind. They are the building blocks of a healthy body, they have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, cell metabolism and mood.

 

REFERENCES: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-brain-foods#section11