Too much sugar, take away foods, lack of sleep and not enough exercise are known to deplete brain function. Negative thinking can disrupt healthy brain function and chronic stress has been shown to kill cells in the memory centres of our brain.
Environmental toxins are also being proven to be poisoning our brain so be very aware of your exposure.
Brain health research is showing us to keep inflammation down and good nutrition, especially good fats, good hydration and exercise will help keep our brain healthy and functioning well.
6 Good Brain foods.
Avocados contain vitamin K and folate which help prevent blood clots and improve cognitive function, memory and concentration. They have the highest protein and lowest sugar content of all fruits and are loaded with vitamins B & C.
One of the highest antioxidant-rich foods containing both vitamin C & K with good fibre. Because of their high levels of gallic acid, blueberries are especially good at protecting our brains from degeneration and stress.
3. Bone Broth
Bone broth is becoming known as the ultimate food for healing your gut and, in turn, healing your brain.
Its high levels of collagen help reduce intestinal inflammation, and healing amino acids like proline and glycine keep your immune system functioning properly and help improve memory.
4. Green, Leafy Vegetables
Research is showing that daily helpings of leafy greens such as spinach and kale can help keep dementia at bay.
Green, leafy vegetables are also loaded with vitamins A and K (just one cup of kale has more than 684 percent of your recommended daily serving!), which help fight inflammation.
Curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, is actually one of the most powerful (and natural) anti-inflammatory agents.
Turmeric also helps boost antioxidant levels and keep your immune system healthy, while also improving your brain’s oxygen intake, keeping you alert and able to process information.
Eating a few walnuts a day can improve your cognitive health. Their high levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals also improve mental alertness. The vitamin E in the nuts can also help ward off Alzheimer’s.