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Brain Foods | For Optimum Performance

On this page you will find a list of some of the best brain foods known to enhance mental capacity, enhance memory and increase overall health. 
 
Brain FoodsMost of us know that good nutrition and proper exercise will help our bodies stay strong and robust.
We now know that it's also possible to enhance our brain's performance and memory by including as many of the brain foods as possible in our regular diet. 

"Brain Foods" help to enhance the production of neurotransmitters which are chemicals that allow the movement of information from one neuron the adjacent neuron.

Research has found that a diet that highlights the following foods helps to diminish the effects of inflammation and oxidation on the brain.

The brain food diet is very simple really, not a whole lot to remember here. Try to remember the following food groups and include them in your daily eating habits and together they will help nourish, build and protect your brain.

BRAIN FOODS:

Have you heard the old saying that the more colorful the food the better it is for you?
It's the antioxidants that give fruits and vegetables their beautiful colors. It's an easy rule to remember!

Antioxidants:
Found in:
Most berries, spinach, brussel sprouts, beets, onions, plums, prunes, raisins, cherries, oranges, red apples etc.
The primary function of Antioxidants is to neutralize free radicals in the body that are believed to be the cause of heart disease, cancer and premature aging.

Omega-3 fatty acids:
Found in:
Tuna, flax seed oil, sardines, walnuts, herring, mackerel, olive oil and salmon.
These foods all contain Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to improve alertness, memory, and provide stress relief.

Protein:
Found in:
Lean meat, nuts, seeds, dairy products, seafood and poultry are all excellent sources of protein.
Your body employs protein to produce enzymes, hormones, and other chemicals. Amino acids that derive from protein are the building blocks of your brain. Protein is important for your bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, blood and to build and repair tissues.

Natural Source B Vitamins:
Found in:
Dairy products, whole grains, spinach, asparagus, seafood, broccoli, carrots, brewers yeast,  eggs, leafy greens etc.
Many people's diets are deficient in B vitamins. B vitamins are known to help with the production of neurotransmitters, some people call them "stress vitamins". B vitamins also help with mood stabilization.

 
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