Self-care can look like a warm bath after a long day, followed by a comprehensive skincare routine. But taking care of ourselves is also eating healthy and balanced, and there are foods that can help boost brain function.
Fresh fruits and vegetables do the job, but there are certain ingredients we can take advantage of to enhance specific body functions. For example, if you want to activate and improve your mental state, you can try a few on the list below.
Foods to activate the brain
- Oily fish and seafood: salmon, mackerel, oysters, and mussels are good sources of Omega-3. This fatty acid helps to increase the blood flow in the brain, as this 2017 study shows.
- Leafy greens: vegetables like broccoli, kale, and spinach are full of vitamin K, lutein, folate, and beta-carotene, compounds that can slow down the cognitive decline of the brain and prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
- Seeds, nuts, and beans: Nuts, cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and especially walnuts are excellent sources of protein and good fats for your brain. They are linked to lower blood pressure and cleaner arteries.
Other healthy treats
Nourish your brain with these delicious ingredients. Just remember: balance and variety are everything!
- Dark chocolate
- Tea and coffee
- Spices like turmeric and black pepper
Integrating these foods into your daily routine can help you gain focus, improve your memory, and prevent illnesses. Take advantage of nature and harness the potential of your brain!
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