As we age, our body needs more and more good foods that are full of nutrients and minerals so that we stay healthy for a long time. The good news is that you can easily find these “smart” foods on the market, if you know what to buy. In this next article, we will show you which are the best foods for improving your health and boosting your brain.
It has been proven along the years that by eating blueberries on a daily basis you can increase the chances of having an healthy brain. A diet rich in blueberries can improve your learning capacity as well as your motor skills. In addition to that, blueberries can significantly reduce the effects of some age-related disorders such as dementia or Alzheimer.
Broccoli is one of the healthiest green vegetables, whose consumption brings many benefits to the human body. Broccoli is perfect for weight loss because one serving contains just 30.9 calories and it has very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Broccoli is an excellent source of vitamins (vitamin A, B6, C, E, K, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and folic acid) and minerals (manganese, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron and selenium).Because broccoli is rich in vitamin K, this vegetable is known for its benefits in improving brain function, especially the cognitive function.
Ginger is recognized worldwide as a plant with healing properties, not just a spice that gives flavor to meals. Ginger contains many vitamins such as vitamin A, C, E and B vitamins, but is also a good source of minerals such as sodium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron and calcium. Ginger can help alleviate brain swelling (from injury) and regular consumption of ginger slow evolution of neurodegenerative diseases. You should also know that ginger has analgesic properties including being effective in fighting pain from migraines.
Nuts are, or should be, a favorite snack for children and adults, regardless of the season. Nuts are very healthy foods for the entire family. These fruits are particularly nutritious and energizing and very indicated especially in the cold season because they are rich in minerals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, phosphorus, sulfur, iron, copper, zinc and iodine, but also have a significant content of vitamins, such as vitamin C, B1, B2, B5, vitamin PP and carotene. The alpha-linoleic acid, which makes blood to circulate better is responsible for the oxygenation of the brain. Regular consumption of nuts reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, improves coordination and memory of those already affected by the disease.