Do you get tired or stressed easily? Or do you lose focus easily? The problem may be with your brain.
Mental health is a term that has to do with the well being of your brain. Like every other parts of the body, the brain also needs to be nourished and cared for properly, for it to function well.
Below are five foods you need to improve the well being of your brain and get the most out of your everyday life.
Fruits are rich in vitamins. B vitamins such as B6, B12 and folic acid are known to reduce the concentration of a substance known as homocysteine in the blood thus reducing the risk of having stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Also, vitamin C rich fruits such as blackcurrants, help to increase mental agility.
Blueberry fruit have also been discovered to delay short term memory loss.
Also, tomatoes fruit which contains a powerful antioxidant known as lycopene, helps protect damage to the brain cells usually caused by Alzheimer’s disease.
Cereals and Wholegrains
Carbohydrate meals such as cereals and wholegrains are rich in glucose which supply constant energy to the brain. Having enough energy, helps keep the brain alert thus helping you to focus and concentrate easily. Rice, millets, corns, etc are good examples of cereals.
Oily fish contain Omega-3 fatty acid which prevents memory loss. It is also known to prevent Alzheimer’s disease; a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.Omega-3 fatty acids occur as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in fish making it easier for the body to absorb. Salmon. trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, pilchards e.t.c are good sources of oily fish.
Leafy vegetables are excellent sources of Vitamin E which helps to prevent cognitive decline. A good daily intake of green vegetables is sure to improve knowledge acquisition. Spinach, lettuce, cabbage, e.t.c. are good sources of vitamin E.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, a mineral necessary for enhancing memory efficiency. It also help your thinking skills, thus making your day highly productive.
Written by: Yemisi Oyeleke
She is a programmer and a blogger. An advocate for better living and quality education. She is the blogger behind ‘Townsclick‘