Seven Super Foods to the improvement of Brain Power

Super foods are those foods that are filled with nutrients that have health-enhancing things ranging from prevention of heart disease to improving skin tone and helps in improving the memory and brain function.

Here below are some of the ten super foods that help in the improvement of brain power. They are as follows:

1. Milk

· Milk is rich in vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium and potassium

· All of the above are necessary for improving memory and cognitive functions.

· Protein is one of the things that are very beneficial for brain health.

· The cow milk protein is made up of 20 percent whey protein and 80 percent casein protein.

· Whey protein is a mixture of alpha-lacto albumin, beta-lacto globulin and serum albumin.

2. Spinach

· Spinach is a super food that became popular among children.

· Spinach is also very high in magnesium and potassium content which maintains the electrical conductivity of brain that affects the higher brain functions like memory and learning.

· Spinach is rich in vitamins B6 and vitamin E.

3. Potato

· Potato may seem to be the least likely food for improving memory or brain function.

· The baked potato with flesh and skin and without salt is a very healthy, low calorie, high fiber food.

· Potato is a rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese which are beneficial to brain health.

4. Broccoli

· Broccoli is a vegetable from the cabbage family, is a super food because it has found that it can protect the brain following injury.

· Broccoli contains a chemical called sulforaphane that helps strengthen the protective network of capillaries called the blood-brain barrier.

· The Blood Brain Barrier is a semi-permeable lining made of tiny capillaries; it protects the brain from 'foreign substances' which may injure the brain.

5. Mango

· Mango is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamins K, A and E.

· Fruits like mangoes and banana are high in vitamin B6 content and are therefore good for brain health.

· Mango is a food source of amino acid glutamine which is involved in the production of DNA and is also responsible for determining mood and changes in sleep pattern.

· Glutamine is produced by the body from another amino acid, glutamic acid with the help of vitamin B6.

6. Honey

· Honey is the oldest natural sweetener which is known to man.

· Honey is made up of equal parts of glucose and fructose and it contains a variety of B-vitamins, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and anti-oxidants which are good for brain health.

· The fructose in honey energies the brain, which is the most energy demanding organ in the body.

· Honey protects the brain from mental exhaustion.

7. Water

· Water makes up 85 percent of the brain weight.

· Lack of water can lead to brain shrinkage.

· Dehydration not only shrinks the brain tissues but also adversely affects concentration and memory.

· Drink water according to your body weight.

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