In order to make a “menu for brains” correctly, it is necessary to know which products contain the greatest amount of substances useful for gray matter.
Hit the parade of the most valuable products.
- Whole grains. They contain a lot of folic acid, vitamin B12 and B6. Vitamins of group B are one of the most important substances necessary for the full functioning of the brain.
- Nuts. An excellent source of antioxidant – vitamin E. Antioxidants contribute to memory improvement. As a result of the experiments, it was found that rats, who added antioxidant to their food, performed better tests to memorize the location of the exit from the labyrinth than the rats that remained without the additive.
- Oily fish (salmon, sardines, herring, tuna). It contains the omega-3 acids necessary for the health of the nervous system. Specialists have proved that the regular use of these acids favorably affects the functions of the brain, especially cognitive, responsible for learning abilities. Norwegian scientists found that daily consumption of even 10 grams of fish markedly increases the speed of thought reactions. And to bring the brain to clean water will help iodine, – it improves clarity of mind.
- Tomatoes. Good at any time of the year because of the large amount of lycopene – this is one of the most powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants interact with free oxygen radicals, which are responsible for the age-related deterioration of memory and the work of the muscular skeletal system.
- Berries (cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blueberries, currants). Perhaps the most delicious source of antioxidants.
- Beet and cabbage. The active substances contained in these vegetables destroy enzymes, the excessive amount of which leads to the development of Alzheimer’s disease and a decrease in cognitive function.
- Beef liver and red meat. The main sources of iron. The results of experimental studies have shown that iron deficiency can lead to a decrease in cognitive functions, adversely affect learning abilities, spatial and selective memory.