Many parents have a feeling that his or her child is feeling forgetful, which is associated to lack of sleep or a number of other reasons, including genetics, level of physical activity and lifestyle and environmental factors.
However, there's no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health. Can we do a little addition to the regular diet that have so far not been given a great focus.
The foods listed below will help improve cognitive function, memory and alertness:
Whole Grains -Whole grains are rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, and some omega 3 fatty acids that shield the brain from damaging. Whole grains should be soaked, fermented, sprouted to unlock all their nutritional power and minimize the formation of anti-nutrients.
Veggies - Offering adequate vegetables, especially cruciferous ones including cabbage and dark leafy greens, may help improve memory.
Berries and cherries - Berries — especially dark ones such as blackberries, blueberries and cherries — are a rich source of anthocyanins and other flavonoids that may boost memory function. You can reap these benefits from fresh, frozen or dried berries and cherries.
Omega-3 fatty acids - Essential for good brain health, omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in particular, may help improve memory. The most effective omega-3 fats occur naturally in oily fish. Good plant sources include linseed (flaxseed), soya beans, pumpkin seeds and chia.
Walnuts - Walnuts improve working memory. Their high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals also improve mental alertness. The vitamin E in the nuts can also help ward off Alzheimer’s. Read more about
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Coconut Oil - Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides that the body uses for energy, leaving glucose for the brain. Coconut oil acts as an anti-inflammatory as well and has been linked to helping prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Dark Chocolate - The flavonols- an antioxidant in chocolate improve blood vessel function, which in turn improves cognitive function and memory. A piece of dark chocolate is said to be more beneficial than the rest.
With gradual physiological and cognitive decline in adult after 40 years, these foods can greatly benefit and boost the memory function in you!