How to keep your brain healthy and sharp?
Added: (Thu Oct 27 2011)
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There are a lot of foods and supplements which provide good optimal health. Out of all the foods there are some specific ones which are very good for the effective functioning and efficiency of the brain. Many neurologists and nutritionists have made many studies on each of them and conducted many discussions to sort out the best. Some of these are discussed in this article.
Water is the main brain health supplement. Without water, dehydration occurs and it increases the stress levels and can cause serious damage. Hence, at least 10 glasses of water should be taken per day. Fruits with good amounts of vitamins like, vitamin, B, C and E should be taken. They act as anti-oxidants and prevent pre-mature aging of brain cells. These vitamins are present in good amounts in fruits like plums, kiwis and most of the berries like strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and blackberries and also in many citrus fruits like orange and grape. They are also present in dark, green, leafy vegetables like spinach etc. Brussels sprouts, broccoli, beets and cherries also have good amounts of anti-oxidant vitamins. Good, nutritious food is a good supplement for the brain. Complex carbohydrates are also necessary along with vitamins for the proper functioning of brain. They provide energy and the fuel needed for the brain for its functioning. Glucose is the best way of taking these carbohydrates. Another forms of it are, grains, certain fruits and vegetables rich in starch. These digest easily and provide energy fast and steady. Fish and egg are also good supplements. Fish is rich in DHA and omega 3-fatty acids which is the main component for brain. A lack of omega 3 will diminish your intellectual capacity and also may sometimes lead to dementia. Eggs are rich in vitamin B which will enhance mental stability and prevent fatigue. If you are a vegetarian and canít eat fish, good amounts of omega 3 are also found in walnuts and pumpkin seeds. Certain ingredients of green tea also act as good brain health supplements. It increases the alertness of the brain and also protects brain from amyloidal deposits. These are the naturally available foods that you may take to as supplements to brain. Certain drugs and fatty acids also help to increase the functioning of brain. Alpha Lipoic acid, this is an anti-oxidant water and fat soluble acid that can enter the cells easily and neutralize the free radicals present. It can also prevent strokes. Another supplement, Nattokinase is found in fermented soy beans. It allows better flow of blood throughout the body and to brain. Phosphatidyl Serine (PS) another brain health supplement stimulates the cells in your brain. People taking this are found to have more memory and remember names, phone numbers etc., easily. Acetyl-L-Carnitine is said to be an essential requirement for brain activity. It tends to delay the progress of Alzheimer's disease in patients and also enhances their overall performance in recovering from the disease. Taking such supplements will help you stay healthy and active for long.