Nutrition is an important part of your brain function, believe it or not. Simple, healthy choices can help you sharpen your focus, gain clarity, perform better at challenging tasks and improve your attention span.
Studies performed by Mayo Clinic have shown that eating certain foods improves your brain function and reduces the risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s and even Parkinson’s. COGNITION brings you a list of ingredients you can add to your daily diet, and eat your way to a clear, healthy brain.
Eat your veggies
Your mom said it, doctors say it and science confirms it. Green vegetables like spinach, kale, lettuce and others are packed with vitamins and flavonoids that reduce oxidation, resulting in a younger and more vital brain function. Antioxidants counteract free radicals and the oxidative stress on the brain, preventing possible inflammation.
Don’t forget your healthy fats
Consuming fatty acids such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 help with nervous system function and prevent age-related cognitive decline in seniors. Omega-3 particularly provides more oxygen to the brain, improving the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.
You can find fatty acids in: salmon, almonds, beans, nuts and seeds.
Have a very berry nutrition
For sure, fruits provide lots of vitamins to our bodies, but berries are sometimes overlooked when it comes to brain lucidity. Berries such as cranberries, raspberries and blueberries contain flavonoids, which protect brain cells from damage and fight the signs of cognitive decline.
Make coffee or tea the staples of your breakfast
We’re not gonna fight here, whether you’re a coffee or tea person, either lifestyle can help your brain! Both beverages contain natural antioxidants (catechins in tea, caffeine in coffee) which help brain activity and attention.
Studies have found that mental fatigue and poor function are related to the lack of these antioxidants, reason why sometimes we need a pickup in the late afternoon. Now that you know it, consume coffee and tea in reasonable amounts and conquer your day! How about trying ORGANO’s tasty coffee varieties and teas? They come packed with all the nutrients you know you need and Ganoderma lucidum , rich in polysaccharides that support healthy neurologic functions, giving you more room to focus and power to concentrate.
Founded in 2008 as Organo Gold, ORGANO™ is dedicated to bringing the benefits of the earth’s nutritional riches to people throughout the world via its premium products that can be used daily to help to achieve a more energetic and healthier lifestyle.