What food benefits your brain health?
These days there is much to do about the brain health. The actual things that may influence the general condition of your brain. Today I am going to address one area which, according to recent studies, is very worthwhile to keep your precious brain healthy….
Looking for a boost in performance and brain power? Then the answer might just lie in your diet. By getting the right nutrients in your diet, it is possible to greatly enhance your brain health in the short term, as well as to reinforce it for the long term, hence ensuring optimal performance even as you get older.
So what are the best nutrients for enhancing brain power and general brain health? Lets take a look at some of the most important additions to your daily intake of foods and supplement, if you want to be fully powered on brain juice, every single time…
Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Omega 3 fatty acid has tons of amazing health benefits that impact on pretty much every aspect of your health. In the brain, the big advantage of omega 3 is that it can improve something called “cell membrane permeability”. This is because the brain will use omega 3 in order to formulate cell walls, and your cell walls are what neurotransmitters, nutrients and currents need to pass through. In other words, when you consume omega 3 fatty acid, you can improve communication across the brain to get a little more speed from your thoughts.
Amino acids are the constituent parts that make up proteins. When you consume protein in the form of meat, eggs or anything else, your brain will break it down into the raw amino acids that can then be recombined.
This is important for general health because amino acids are what the body uses to rebuild tissue, like muscle. They are also important for your brain in particular though because they are what is used to make many of the all-important neurotransmitters that provide you with the ability to help you remember things, to improve your mood and generally to change your cognitive “state” at any given time.
Some of the most useful include l-tyrosine, which increases dopamine and tryptophan which is used to synthesis serotonin and that is the stuff that make you happy and feel good.
Eggs are an incredibly important thing to get in your diet for your brain because they are rich in amino acids. In fact, eggs are the only “complete protein”, meaning that they contain 100% of the essential amino acids that the body needs to perform every function.
What ís more though, is that eggs are also high in something called choline. Choline is mega important because it is what the brain uses to make “acetylcholine, one of the key excitatory neurotransmitters in the brain.
Beetroot juice can give you an instant upgrade in mental performance by acting as a vasodilator. This means that it will increase the diameter of your blood vessels (veins and arteries), thereby enabling more blood to flow around your body. Perhaps the best example is vinpocetine, which is a vasodilator that acts primarily on the brain, helping to bring more oxygen and blood there to improve your performance.
Cognitive Metabolic Enhancers
Finally, a cognitive metabolic enhancer is something that increases the energy efficiency of your brain cells. A great example of this is lutein, which has been shown to increase the performance of your mitochondria, thereby giving your cells just a little more energy to keep going throughout the day.
A lot of information is widely available about the above tips and supplement however there is no substitute for a healthy life style in general nor is this medical advice. All informations is not an alternative to medical advice; seeking medical advice for specific questions; immediate medical attention; never delay medical treatment.
I have worked together with a partner of mine to be able to bring you a full package of information about brain health in general which goes beyond the nutrient supplements. Please visit: How to nourish your Brain.
Have a conscious day!
Filip De Pessemier