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9 Foods that are best for your brain

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By Smitakshi Guha

The old saying “health is wealth” can never be old when it comes to its implications in life. Good health is the prime requirement to live a proper life, and apart from exercises, pursuing hobbies, if there is anything that contributes massively to your good health is food.

Here’s a list of 9 foods which are not only healthy but also enhance your brain, by boosting its strength, helping it deal with stress and giving you strong memory.

1. Nuts
Decked with Vitamin E and omega-3s, nuts help you build a strong cognitive reflex, that contribute to a great extent in building your memory, and also prevent you from various cognitive declines that happen due to aging.

2. Salmon
This food is enriched with omega-3s fatty acids. According to years of study and research, the deficiency of this component in human body can lead to poor performance of the brain, bad memory and also fatigue and stress. Salmon gives you all the benefits of this important component to give your brain the energy it needs to function properly.

3. Avocado
Containing monounsaturated fatty acids, avocados are not just delicious but also help in keeping nerve cells healthy. They consist of around 20 different vitamins which keeps your blood pressure in check and also keep your eyes healthy.

4. Berries
Packed with flavonoids, berries like strawberries and blueberries are said to be extremely healthy for one’s body as they contain the antioxidants which help control mood swings, boosting your memory at the same time.

5. Broccoli, spinach and other types of green vegetables
A hub of all the required nutrients and vitamin components, green, leafy foods are decked with iron, which help keep the oxygen flow in the body normal, and also reduces the risk of cognitive deficits and other age related issues, along with giving you the right energy to deal with everyday problems.

6. Beans
They contain the required amount of proteins and carbohydrates which keep the glucose levels in your body in check and help you deal with tiredness, stress and fatigue.

7. Cayenne pepper
It contains capsaicin, which is said to be a natural form of pain relief compound that also helps burn calories from your body.

8. Dark chocolate
Recent studies have said that having dark chocolate twice a day, boosts the brain by giving it proper blood supply, helping it have enough resources to function well and deal with the endless tasks that its assigned to do every day.

9. Red wine
Last, but surely not the least is red wine, which not only is a great food to keep one’s heart healthy but according to reports is also said to be a major component to increase one’s longevity.

Featured image source: Huffington post

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