I have some really good news tonight. You don’t need a brain transplant to boost your brain power at work or at school. Let that simmer… before it goes cold… According to neurologists, if you want to work smarter, you have to eat smarter. My secret neurologist is called Dr. David Perlmutter, he is an author of a best seller titled "Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes To Heal and Protect Your Brain -- For Life,"
The Dr. acknowledges that the brain needs all this much energy because it is the epicenter of all nervous systems in the body. In fact, every action and reaction that goes on in our body is coordinated by the brain. The vast energy is required to fire the electric signal in our bodies. In another of his books titled "Grain Brain”, Dr. David looks at how Americans are damaging their brains using carbohydrates and gluten as a source of the brain energy
So what makes up a good brain diet? The following are the food that will make your brain become a mini super computer
Just like any other organ in your body, the brain needs some form of energy. Your ability to concentrate and focus in everything you do depends on the amount of energy your body is supplying to the brain. The brain consumes energy in the form of glucose that is transported through the blood stream. Your body can generate enough glucose if you feed it with whole grains with a low-GI. It is very effective at releasing glucose slowly to your system and thus keeping you mentally alert throughout the day.
Eat oily fish
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) cannot be produced from within and thus they must be gotten from the food we eat or from supplements loaded with the most effective omega-3 fats that are harvested from natural sources, i.e., oily fish as EPA and DHA. Other sources of the same fats include flaxseed oil, soya bean oil, pumpkin seeds, walnut oil and soya beans. They have been proven to be beneficial for healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general wellbeing.
Oily fish is most preferred because it contains EPA and DHA in a ready-made form, which means it is easily absorbed into the body. The main sources of oily fish include pilchards, mackerel, salmon, trout, herring, sardines and kippers. Low DHA levels have been linked to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and memory loss.
Another readily available fruit…There is good evidence proving that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant in tomatoes, may help protect against the numerous free radical that are believed to damage cells. This phenomenon is to blame for the development of dementia, particularly Alzheimer's.
Certain B vitamins - B6, B12, and folic acid - are believed to subdue high levels of homocysteine in our blood. High levels of homocysteine are believed to increase the risk of stroke, cognitive impairment and promote Alzheimer's disease.
Evidence accumulated by my friends at Tufts University in the US shows that the regular consumption of blueberries is beneficial in improving or delaying short term memory loss. They are readily available, so there's no excuse.
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