Food for Brain Energy Boosters


You've probably heard that certain foods can help your memory improve, and will allow you to think with better clarity.

Keep in mind that all cells need nutrients to continue their growth. This means your brain needs foods that will give it the building blocks it needs to work right. When you have more neurons and connections within your brain, it means you have a stronger memory and your mind can work better.

Build Your Brain: Healthy Fats
The majority of the cell structure in the brain consists of healthy fats, including the most important healthy fats, called Omega-3 fatty acids. As the brain continues to fix itself and grow additional neurons, it needs a good amount of Omega-3s to be consumed.
The best food sources to get your Omega-3 from, in order of importance, are:

Wild Salmon
Deep-water fish, such as salmon, are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, not only good for the heart but for the brain function as well, Our brain neurons are coated with fats and omega-3 fatty acids can provide a good coating to keep the brain activities up and running.  Too much cholesterol only makes our neurons stiffer and our brain’ capacity to store information will be greatly reduced without the good fats.


Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E, says Pratt, explaining that higher levels of vitamin E correspond with less cognitive decline as you get older. Add an ounce a day of walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, filberts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seed, and unhydrogenated nut butters such as peanut butter, almond butter, and tahini. . In addition to these, nuts and seeds are also rich sources of Vitamin E, thiamine and magnesium that are all known to keep our brains in tip-top shape. Just be careful with the salt content especially if you’re hypertensive.


Whole grains
Whole grains, such as oatmeal, whole-grain breads, and brown rice can reduce the risk for heart disease. Every organ in the body is dependent on blood flow. If you promote cardiovascular health, you're promoting good flow to the organ system, which includes the brain.

Protect Your Brain (Antioxidant)
As people get older, substances called free radicals, which are floating through the bloodstream, will break down the brain cells. If you don’t put up a fight, you’ll experience loss of memory as you age. However, there are a good deal of antioxidant food sources to choose from. Antioxidants will merge with these free radicals, turning them harmless. Make sure you eat foods that have this healthy food source.

A cup of blueberries a day in any form -- fresh, frozen, or freeze-dried is also known to improve one’s learning abilities and motor skills so a delectable blueberry dessert must be the perfect choice if you want to harness your brain powers.


Grapes: Eat grapes and notice a sudden boost in your energy

Dried Figs: Can serve as your spare energy pack. It has more potassium than bananas, more calcium than milk and is also a good source of dietary fiber. You won’t believe that figs don’t contain cholesterol, fats, or sodium. It can keep you pumped up all day long. The reason why figs are a good pick than processed sugar in junk foods, because figs contain natural, easily digestible, slow burning sugars

Ginseng can also be used to boost your energy levels in the morning that can last the whole day. It can lower your stress levels; improve your memory and immune system. Ginseng can also stabilize your blood sugar so you won’t crash when you’re hungry

Make a Cayenne pepper: Combine 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper into a cup of warm water. Drink it down and experience some boost of energy in your system. If you need to stay up all night, prepare a quart of any kind of juice without sugar or preservatives on it. Add 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper in your prepared sugarless juice. Now take this mixture if you feel sleepy


Dark chocolate 
Let's end with the good stuff. Dark chocolate has powerful antioxidant properties, contains several natural stimulants, including caffeine, which enhance focus and concentration. It also stimulates the production of happy hormones called endorphins so dark chocolates can literally lift up your moods. One-half ounce to 1 ounce a day will provide all the benefits you need.


Add these foods to your daily diet, and will help increase your odds of maintaining a healthy brain for the rest of your life.

8 comments:

  1. It is true after all that peanuts are food for the brain.

    But dark chocolate is a "no-no" to me. I'm allergic to it. Too bad.. :(

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  2. I should stock on peanuts again, as well as chocolate. I can't go for brown rice since I'm the only one who eats that at home :(

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  3. why im no brainer still? hehe I eat all of them almost everyday! esp. dark chocoltes after meals peanuts for snack and Salmon my ever fave!! And also I think blueberries as well and broccoli hehe xx

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  4. I remember during my school days my mother always told me to eat peanuts before exams so my memories will get sharpen, if I knew before that there are foods for the brain other than peanuts, I could not have chewed more than I could.

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  5. Good thing peanuts, grapes and chocolates are abundant here in Manila. I'll stock some for 2013. ^_^

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  6. i love salmon! i always make it a point to order a salmon dish whenever i see one, especially if the tab is not on me hehe

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  7. I love salmon especially when wrapped in crispy bacon strips then oven baked. Yum!

    Plus nuts [except for cashew nuts though] and chocolates -- oh yeah

    Although berries are huge here in Sweden and once can simply pick them almost anywhere, I do not like berries at all.

    Happy new year!

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  8. Hi

    It is the great post.I think the proper diet will helps to make our body very healthy.

    Thanks.

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