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Foods that are good for the brain

One of the most important part of the body is the brain, because it is the control centre of the body, which is why we should take good care of it and make sure that it is in good working condition.

The foods that we consume on a daily basis play a vital role on the functioning of the brain.

Here are some foods that are good for the brain:1. Turmeric

Turmeric contains curcumin, this ingredient has been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier, which means it directly enters the brain and benefit the cells there. Curcumin can also increase memory.


2. Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds contains powerful antioxidants that protect the body and brain from free-radical damage.

Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of some of the most important nutrients that the brain can benefit from like Iron, Zinc, copper and magnesium


3. Coffee

Coffee has two components that are beneficial to the brain, caffeine and antioxidants.

The caffeine helps increase alertness, improve mood and sharpen concentration.

The antioxidants help reduce the risk of neurological diseases.


3. Blueberries

Blueberries contains antioxidants that act against oxidative stress and inflammation, conditions that can contribute to brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases.

Some of the antioxidants found in blueberries, help improve communication between the brain cells.


5. Fatty fish

Fatty fish is great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which is used to build brain and nerve cells, these fatty acids are also essential for learning and memory.

6. Broccoli

Broccoli is packed with powerful plant compounds and antioxidants.

It contains vitamin k to better memory and cognitive status.

It also contains compounds that gives it anti-inflammatory and antioxidants effects, that helps protect the brain against damage.


Next time when you do your grocery shopping, remember the brain also needs to be taken care of.

Source: www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-brain-foods

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