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To boost brain power eat brain power foods

Updated on July 1, 2013
Boost Brainpower - eat the right foods.
Boost Brainpower - eat the right foods.

Wouldn't it be nice if you could improve brain function by eating the correct kind of healthy foods that help in boosting brain power, good news is that research done by scientists has found a link between the food a person eats and the improvement in how our brains response.

These types of foods have been labelled as "brain boosting food" due to the effect they have on brain power.

How to boost brain power>

Boosting brain power is not a simple act of just eating the correct foods but a combined effort of Brain Training and consumption of the right kind of brain power foods. It is very similar to exercising to stay fit and healthy. You go to the gym or do other physical activities to keep your body in tune and active, you also eat the right kind of healthy foods both these combined give you the necessary physical activity required to train your muscles and the essential nutrients needed to aid the development and maintenance of your body and muscles.

So to improve your brain power you need to do two things:

  1. Eat the correct foods which help to boost your brain power.
  2. Train your brain (in other words keep it active – no point sitting in front of the TV all day and complaining you don’t remember things).

Just like a person can become unhealthy, lazy and bored by being a couch potato so can your brain become a lazy brain and lose its capability to respond and solve problems or remember things like dates, pin numbers and so on.

Human Brain functions

List of brain food

Listed below are some foods to improve brain power, it does not mean that you will become Einstein overnight but given time with eating brain foods and doing brain training you will observe a marked improvement in your brain function and responsiveness to problem solving, memory recall and general feeling of wellbeing.

Boosting brain power – eat Walnuts

Walnuts are full of nutrients that work both for the heart and other bodily functions, and the only good nut source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA). The ALA promotes blood flow, which in turn allows for efficient delivery of oxygen to the brain. American Journal of Epidemiology carried out a study which it later published suggesting that a good intake of vitamin E might help to prevent poor memory. Nuts are a great source of vitamin E.

Brain Boost - go with wholegrain food

If you happen to be forgetful with most things in your day-to-day activities then make sure you're consuming a diet rich with a mix of wholegrain foods such as cereals, wheat bran, wheat germ and whole wheat pasta.

Is your Brain fast – eat Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants provide a good helping of Vitamin C, long been thought to have the power to increase mental agility. Other studies into link between food and brain power found that a diet high in blueberries, strawberries and other types of similar berries were linked to a slower mental decline in areas like memory and focus. Another reason not to, miss-out on a helping of berries in your breakfast bowl.

Brain booster – eat Sardines

Fatty fish like sardines and salmons are well-known brain boosters, these great tasting fishes provide good source of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which have been linked to lower risk of dementia, improved focus and memory.

Doubling Your Brain Power

Drink plenty of -Water

Water helps to keep a person from dehydration, their brain tissue actually shrinks. And several studies have shown that dehydration can affect cognitive function. So guzzle down at least 8 glasses of this wonderful substance daily.

Ginkgo on brain power – take Ginkgo biloba supplements

The Ginkgo leaf has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine and more recently as a "smart drug" to enhance cognitive function and memory. The World Health Organization states that clinical evidence supports the use of ginkgo to address symptoms of poor concentration, impaired memory and depression.

Having used Ginkgo Biloba for many years, I believe it improves my blood circulation and helps with my memory!

There many other foods that have a beneficial effect on your brain and its ability to function, in this hub I have just provided a few of those that I have included in my own diet. You could also try out some Brain improving supplements that can be purchased.

The important thing to note is that brain power foods or supplements for boosting memory function will not work just by themselves you also need to train your brain. Just like working your muscles your grey matter needs to be exercised using mental activities.

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      Zubair Ahmed 4 years ago

      Hi

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      So pleased you guy's stopped by and read my hub - thank you for that and the comment.

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      Good advice here. I've heard that puzzles like Sudoku help to keep the brain agile also.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      You are right we need to eat foods that have a positive effect on the brain as well as exercise our brains.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      To boost brain power eat brain power foods, so helpful information, and a must for many readers know about.

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