Getting smarter doesn’t only mean you have to spend hours in the library studying. There are simple tricks you can use to improve your brain function, especially when it comes to memory and retention. In this article, we’ll explore several ways you can increase your cognitive abilities with Cognition by ORGANO.
The right foods to support your brain
There are some foods and supplements you can incorporate to strengthen your brain, retention and concentration, let’s check the most effective ones:
Omega-3 fatty acids – These are found in fish and eggs. They help keep our brains healthy, which is why we should eat them at least twice a week.
Vitamin B – There are many kinds of B vitamins, but the most important one for brain health is vitamin B12, which can be found in meat and fish as well as dairy products.
Iron – Foods that contain iron include red meat, poultry and fish (particularly shellfish).
Vitamin D – This vitamin helps with memory function and blood flow to the brain. If you live far from the equator or don’t get outside much during winter months when it’s dark out longer than usual, you may need more vitamin D than others do—about 1000 international units (IU) each day during wintertime months where there’s less sunlight exposure!
Exercise for better brain health
Exercise is good for your brain. We all know this to be true, but let’s review some of the more interesting ways in which exercise improves your mental health:
- Exercise increases blood flow to the brain and helps deliver nutrients that are important for memory, learning and thinking.
- Exercise can improve memory by strengthening connections between neurons (brain cells) in parts of your brain related to healthy aging.
- It can help with depression by increasing serotonin levels in the brain while reducing stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. If you’re depressed or stressed out, exercise may be able to help you feel better without medications or therapy!
Get good sleep for a better brain
Sleep is just as important to your health and brain as exercise and nutrition. Sleep deprivation can lead to a number of serious health issues, including obesity, depression and memory loss. Sleep disorders are also a common cause of cognitive decline in older adults.
Sleep promotes the growth of new brain cells (neurogenesis), which contributes to learning and memory processes. The link between sleep quality and Alzheimer’s disease has been well documented: people who sleep poorly at night have a higher risk for developing this devastating disease later in life.
Manage stress to be smarter
Stress is an inevitable part of life. It can be good, though—it gives us a reason to work hard, push ourselves, and succeed at something we’re passionate about. The problem is that stress doesn’t always stay manageable and positive. Stress levels can rise too high and have negative effects on your brain development and health.
There are ways you can manage your stress levels for the better so that you can be more focused and think more clearly:
- A good diet will help keep those blood sugar levels even throughout the day. This means avoiding sugary foods (including fruit juices) or anything else with a lot of carbohydrates in it since they cause spikes in blood sugar.
- Exercise helps relieve stress by releasing endorphins in the brain; these chemicals make us feel happy! Exercise doesn’t have to be complicated—it could just as easily mean taking a walk around the block as going to the gym.
Play fun games.
Games are one of the most fun ways to stimulate your brain, they can help you learn new skills and information, like how to play a song or solve math equations. Games can also be educational, teaching you about geography or history. CTS90 Powered by Neurotracker is ORGANO’s fun tool that you can use every day to keep your brain on point, in just 6 minutes a day! Our training system has been observed to increase processing & comprehension of complex information.
If you’re looking for an excuse to play games with friends and family, try playing them together! Games are a great way to interact with others and have fun together in the process.
When you’re playing a game, especially one that involves strategy and problem solving, you’re engaging with your brain in a way that it’s not used to. This forces it to work harder and more efficiently than usual. You can do this by playing chess or checkers with a friend or taking up a new hobby like painting or woodworking.
While our brains are remarkable, they aren’t perfect. We still have a lot to learn about how the brain works, but the more we know about it, the easier it will be to use it optimally. Use these hacks to get your brain working better right away!
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