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Question : What is the ideal diet for optimal brain function ?

In Details : Palash is a third year science student of a college.

1859 days ago       1 Answer(s)

The following are the best foods for brain and enhanced mental ability. 1. Spinach is rich in the antioxidant lutein, which helps protect cognitive decline. 2. Cauliflower - Cleanses white matter in brain 3. Beets - Has lots of naturally-occurring nitrates, improve blood flow to the brain 4. Hosts of fruits like Blueberries, raisins, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, oranges, red grapes and cherries. 5. Food rich in Omega-3 fatty acids- Cold water fish like Halibut, Mackerel, Salmon, 6. Nuts & Seeds rich in Vitamin-E/Antioxidants like Walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, Pine nuts, Pecans, Filberts, Almonds, Cashews, Peanuts, Sunflower seeds, Sesame seeds, Flax seed, and unhydrogenated nut butters such as Peanut butter, Almond butter. 7. Water Be sure to get enough to keep your body and brain hydrated. Dehydration can cause a headache now, and can lead to long-term neuronal damage sustained from elevated stress hormones. When a person becomes dehydrated, their brain tissue actually shrinks. And several studies have shown that dehydration can affect cognitive function.[6] 8. Whole grains - Oatmeal, whole-grain breads, and brown rice promote good blood flow to the organ system, which includes brain. 9. Tea or Coffee - Modest amount of caffeine Boosts brain power by enhancing memory, focus, and mood. Green tea is beneficial as they are rich in Antioxidants. 10. Dark Chocolate - It has powerful antioxidant properties, contains several natural stimulants, including caffeine, which enhance focus and concentration, and stimulates the production of endorphins, which helps improve mood. 11. Avocados - contributes to healthy blood flow and And healthy blood flow means a healthy brain. Avocados also lower blood pressure and as hypertension is a risk factor for the decline in cognitive abilities, a lower blood pressure should promote brain health[3] 12. Garlic - Garlic may help stave off some forms of brain cancer, according to research published in Cancer, the medical journal of the American Cancer Society. Investigators found that the organo-sulfur compounds in garlic actually worked to kill glioblastoma cells -- a type of malignant tumor cell.
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