The food that makes you smart (part-2)
Folic acid, B6, B12 – B-vitamins are essential for brain function. The vitamins keep the memory fresh and performance at its peak, but above all autumn blues away. They have a big impact on our mood. Any reason to boost B!
Here’s what you eat: eggs, liver, and soy (choline). Spinach (folic acid), Cereals, potatoes, meat, milk (B6). Eggs, milk, meat, fish (B12).
Choline forms acetylcholine, the brain’s spark plugs, and that keeps the electrical impulses. Low carbon level makes you groggy, something you may have known of when you are training hard and the body has depleted choline stores.
The body form choline itself, but studies show that an extra supply can increase your performance significantly.
Here’s what you eat: Oysters, fish, pumpkin seeds, oatmeal and beans.
Zinc deficiency is common – something to think about extra on because zinc is an important mineral for your thinking ability. Zinc is namely with and build new ways of thinking. When you think about re-formed it is actually new, visible traces in the brain. Cool huh? Too little zinc can also make you tired and indifferent – not the best starting position when you brainstorm new ideas…
Sweet flavors get tighter! When you get the sweet taste on the tongue increases dopamine – awake – in the brain. This is why you can feel refreshed by a little caramel. Even better: the memory is stretched. In nature, if you find a sweet taste, you have to memorize how to get back to good mine.
Here’s what you eat: Raisins, honey in the tea, mango cubes, a couple of squares dark chocolate.
Caffeine may be the smartest dopant is available – and is not dangerous if you consume it in moderation. Two, three cups of coffee a day boosts the sharpness, keeps you alert, turning up the concentration and learning and memory, open the archive.
Here’s what you eat: Coffee, tea, guarana, cocoa, yerba mate.
The brain consists of 60 percent of the fat. And more and more research shows that Omega-3 is the king of brain lipids. Wrong grease can even undermine your intelligence. If we eat too little omega-3 fills the brain with lower fatty acids – and mind is spinning much slower. The golden oil lubricates namely the cell membrane and allows the signals get through smoothly so that the cells can talk to each other. Three grams a day is enough to keep in mind well-oiled machine. What you get in your two servings of tasty salmon a week.
Here’s what you eat: Fish, the fatter the better, seafood, walnuts, flaxseed oil, and canola oil.
Among the best you can do to the brain is to revel in the colorful food from nature. The color is antioxidants, brain protection against free oxygen radicals that are generated when we breathe, eat, live. The radicals attack the cells and the brain is aging – fat is a favorite food. The antioxidants that best prevents damage to brain cells are vitamin E, vitamin C and carotenoids. Charge each plate with a rainbow of colors. You will not notice any difference in the day, but in 30 years you will have a significantly better protection against Parkinson’s and dementia.
Here’s what you eat: Chocolate, blueberries, pomegranate, spinach, asparagus, broccoli, tomatoes. Although almonds, garlic, green tea and red wine.