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Best Foods for a Healthy Brain

Updated on August 5, 2017
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Cameron Eittreim has been a licensed Bail Bondsmen for five years, and he is the author of American Bondsmen ISBN: 978-1-365-49244-0

The Right Foods Make all the Difference.

There is no debate, the most important part of the human body is the brain. The brain is the one thing that every part of the body needs to function, and if the brain is unhealthy the rest of the human body will be frail as well. The most important part to staying healthy is to make sure that you are properly feeding your brain, and sadly in today’s world of instant food and extreme work schedules this can go by the way side. In this article I am going to go over some great foods that are quick to prepare and excellent for brain health. These foods will keep your mind, body and spirit healthy.

The Avocado: an Instant Favorite

No brain health article would be complete without a mention of one of the most popular fruits around, and that is the Avocado. This fruit is good for you no matter which way you consume it, be it in a dip, and even on a cheese burger. Avocados can be consumed a number of different ways, and while they do have a very high fat content they are rich in Vitamins that are essential for brain health. The key to enjoying Avocado responsibly is to make sure to eat it in moderation. The fat count is very high, but this fruit will definitely boost your immune system and healthy blood levels.

Seafood, a Refreshing Way to be Healthy

Who doesn’t like a good piece of seafood, whether it be crab legs or a salmon filet for breakfast with a couple of eggs. There is nothing that is better than some seafood, and nowadays it is beyond easy to get really fresh farm raised seafood cheaply. Supplementing your healthy diet with fresh seafood is an important way to make sure that your DHA and fatty acid levels are high. Seafood has also been shown to prevent heart disease when prepared correctly, obviously this means not frying up some cat fish every week. Yes, eating a salmon filet or crab legs prepared with heart healthy margarine and olive oil is a great way to keep your omega 3 fatty acids in line and protect your mental health in the mix.

Red wine, the Secret to Healthy Aging

Red wine is consumed by millions of people every year, and it is even more popular in Europe then it is over here in America. The health benefits to Red Wine are astounding, and believe it or not they actually stem from the grape in which the Red Wine is derived from. There have been many recent break through studies that show a special ingredient in Red Wine which has been shown to drastically turn back the clock. This mystery miracle is called Resveratrol, and it is found within the actual grape seed. Resveratrol has been shown to reverse the aging cells in mice, this has spawned countless supplements and studies as well as a recent huge boost in the sales of Red Wine. Yes you could say that Resveratrol is an amazing ingredient, and it is the future of curing cancer and other illnesses.

Leafy Greens, Keep Iron Levels High and Healthy

There is nothing more delicious to eat in the summer time then some leafy greens, and they are available in so many different varieties. Whether you are eating some spinach, or some dark greens in a salad, these vegetables will raise your iron levels through the roof. A lot of times someone can have an iron deficiency and will not even realize it until they are prescribed a supplement, if you want to avoid the supplements trying adding leafy greens to your diet. Remember the most important thing, you cannot cook your greens with a whole bunch of fat or with a lot of bacon otherwise all of the positive health benefits will go out the window.

Switch it Up, Eat Some Berries

Berries are one of the oldest and healthiest methods for staying in good shape. What exactly do these delicious and colorful fruits do for you? Well, eating a proper amount of berries in any form at least once a week can help increase cognitive function. There is no question that berries are good for the brain, and recent studies have shown how berries can have such a positive effect on the human brain. The healthiest berry by far is the blackberry, and this is also one of the strongest tasting. The ideal method for ingesting berries is via smoothie, and if you drink at least one smoothie a day you will definitely reap the health benefits on your brain and your cognitive functions.

Eat Some Red Tomatoes, Live Longer!

Finally one of the most common and most popular foods that enhance brain power has got to be the tomato. The tomato which is actually a fruit is full of lycopene, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants that you can consume. Lycopene has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer's, as well as prevent free radicals from damaging the bodies cellular make up. Tomatoes are also one of the most common foods that can be found, you pretty much are bound to eat tomatoes in something from pizza, to pasta, to even certain juices. There is no doubt that the tomato is definitely a must eat food for positive cognitive function.

The Right Foods Make all the Difference:

The quest to be healthy is never an easy task, because eating food that is bad for you tastes so darn good. Unfortunately brain health is the most important part to a long, healthy life. You want to make sure that your brain is well taken care of, and eating some of the foods that are found in this article is an important first step to making sure that your brain is getting the proper nutrients that are needed. These foods have all been shown to increase cognitive function, and increase overall health in the long run. Keep up with these healthy selections, even if you have to eat a small snack daily and your body and mind will thank you in the long run.

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