As we get old, we become aware of the importance of keeping a good shape. As well, we like to keep our brain young. The good news is that brain cells can make new connections throughout life. The food we eat in our 40s and 50s becomes an important way to keep you stay on the ball and reduce the risk of dementia.
It is reviewed that people have more grey matter if put fish on the menu between one and four times a week. Also, a study proves, omega-3 in fish helps increase the fluidity of brain cell membranes and maintain vital connections between brain cells. What’s more, fish is a great source of vital nutrients including protein, B vitamins, the trace element, selenium, an amino acid that’s been linked to brain health. ENJOY… Fish can be baked in a pie or fresh in sushi.
A study proved that if you have at least five servings of nuts a week, your brain power will be higher than those don’t. That’s because nuts lower levels of total and ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol.Nuts are rich in a nutrient called ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), an essential fatty acid that’s vital for brain function. ENJOY… Chop and sprinkle nuts over cereals and salads.
Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory polyphenols, Berries help lower the risk of developing age-related neurodegenerative diseases. Research also suggests blueberries and strawberries may also have a beneficial effect. ENJOY… Mix up juices and smoothies with berries, sprinkle them over cereals and keep in the fridge as the snack.
Wholegrains are the great source of B-vitamin that is vital to a healthy brain as we age. ENJOY… Added wholegrains to meatballs, burgers, and bakes.
Red Grapes are an excellent source of a polyphenol called resveratrol, which is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties and be brain-protective.ENJOY… Keep a bunch of it in the fruit bowl to snack on and drink grape juice.