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Eating Brain Healthy Foods
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Eating Brain Healthy Foods

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Many individuals tend to think that when their bodies start feeling the effects of age, there is nothing
they can do about it. They believe that they must succumb to the effects of aging and watch their body
gradually shut down.

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  1. 1. Eating Brain Healthy Foods Many individuals tend to think that when their bodies start feeling the effects of age, there is nothing they can do about it. They believe that they must succumb to the effects of aging and watch their body gradually shut down. This is not so. There are many things people can do to make the process of aging less harsh on their bodies. One of the most important things is eating a healthy and well-balanced diet. It is probably accurate to say that most people believe that eating a healthy and well-balanced diet is important, yet very few Americans actually do so. Indeed, consistently eating healthy foods is a difficult thing to do. Eating healthy is often associated with being time consuming, tedious, and expensive. Eating healthy does not have to be these things, however. As long as eating a healthy and well-balanced diet becomes a priority and a habit, it can be easy. One of the essential parts of a well-balanced diet is eating foods that are healthy for your brain. Many older people find that their brain strength and activity declines as they get older. Eating the following foods will help you keep your brain sharp and active, even as you age. Blueberries One of the best foods for your brain is blueberries. Blueberries have been nicknamed “brainberries” by many individuals in the dietetics field. Blueberries help protect the brain from harmful stress, and also help protect you against getting diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia. The consumption of blueberries has been linked to higher learning capacity and increased motor skills as well. Many doctors and dieticians recommend eating a full cup of blueberries per day, whether they are frozen, fresh, or blended. These blueberries can do wonders for your overall brain health. Salmon Another great brain healthy food is wild salmon. Salmon are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids that greatly facilitate brain functions.
  2. 2. Salmon also contains anti-inflammatory substances that help protect the brain. Fish that provide similar healthy benefits are herring and sardines. These, however, are less common in grocery stores, so most people who are focusing on eating brain healthy foods focus on salmon. Nuts and Seeds Another category of brain healthy foods is nuts and seeds. Most nuts and seeds contain large amounts of Vitamin E, which help keep your brain sharp and active even as it ages. When people think of nuts, they usually think of the more common nuts, like almonds and walnuts. While these types of nuts are indeed brain healthy, there are many, many others kinds of nuts that are beneficial for the brain. Some examples of these nuts are: hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, peanuts, and filberts. Healthy seeds include: sunflower seeds, flax seed, and sesame seeds. Avocadoes are another food that is very healthy for the brain. Avocadoes contain monounsaturated fats, which contribute to healthy blood flow. Many individuals who do not choose to eat healthy and well-balanced diets will end up needing electro surgery as they age. Electro surgery can be very costly and painful. Start eating a healthy and well-balanced diet now, and save yourself the pain later. Photo Credit: cf2.foodista.com, Christmasstockimages

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