7 Steps to Maintain A Healthy Brain

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7 Steps to Maintain A Healthy Brain

As we age our body ages along with us. The good news is that you can improve your chances of maintaining a healthy Brain if you add “Smart” foods and drinks to what you eat.

1. Coffee
Coffee can energize you and help you concentrate. The caffeine in Coffee is also found in Chocolate. Coffee gives you wake-up buzz. Don’t over do it or it can make you jittery and uncomfortable.

2. Glucose
Your body processes Glucose from the sugar and carbohydrates that you eat. That is why a sweet drink can offer a short-term boost to memory, thinking and mental ability. Take less sugary stuff so it can enhance memory without packing on the pounds.

3. Healthy Breakfast
Eat healthy breakfast to fuel your brain. Studies have shown that eating breakfast may improve short-term memory and attention.

4. Fish
Fish is truly a brain food. The protein in fish is a great brain boost, because the rich Omaha-3 fatty acids are key for brain health.

5. Nuts, Seeds and Dark Chocolate

Nuts and Seeds are natural sources of the antioxidants-Vitamin E which in some studies have been shown to prevent cognitive decline as you age.
Dark Chocolate has powerful antioxidants properties, including natural stimulants caffeine, which can enhance focus. Enjoy up to an ounce a day of nuts, seeds and dark chocolate.

6. Pear(Avocado) and Whole Grains:

A diet high in whole grains and fruits like avocado can cut the risk of heart disease by lowering bad cholesterol levels. Thereby enabling blood flow in the heart and brain. Snack on whole grain popcorn. That is popcorn without added sugars or syrup of any kind.
The fat in avocado is the good -for-you monounsaturated fat that helps with healthy blood flow.

7. Blueberries

Studies in animals have shown that Blueberries help protect the brain from damages caused by free radicals and may reduce the effects of age related conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia.

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