There is no denying that the older we get, the more prone we are to
Alzheimer’s disease. Fortunately, you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy,
functioning brain well into your elder years if you add these vital foods
to your daily diet.
The following foods have been proven to be beneficial to your brain:
Blueberries – According to scientific studies, blueberries help protect the
brain from oxidative stress. In addition, this fruit may reduce the effects
of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Blueberries can also substantially
improve both motor skills and learning capacity.
Nuts and seeds – Nuts and seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, which helps
ward off Alzheimer’s. They possess high levels of antioxidants,
vitamins, and minerals which also improve mental alertness.
Avocados – This fruit is one of the healthiest ones a person can consume. Containing
both vitamin K and folate, avocados help prevent blood clots in the brain
and improve cognitive function. In addition, they’re also rich in
vitamin B, C, and E.
Wild salmon – This fish is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are excellent
for brain function. Omega-3s also contain anti-inflammatory substances.
Whole grains – Whole grains can reduce the risk of heart disease. If you promote exceptional
heart health, you’re also promoting good flow to the organ system,
including the brain.
Dark green leafy vegetables – Broccoli, spinach, kale, and collard greens are great sources of vitamin
E and folate. Folate lowers levels of homocysteine (amino acid), which
may trigger the death of nerve cells in the brain at high levels.
Dark chocolate – It has powerful antioxidant properties and several natural stimulants –
such as caffeine – which can help you focus and concentrate.
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