Do you experience days where you can’t concentrate as much as you try? While there’s no magic word that you can use to make you snap out of your low cognitive pit hole, there are certain foods and supplements you can combine to improve cognitive functioning of the brain, protect you against age-associated cognitive decline and encourage focus and clarity.
Stop right there, before you accuse me as talking mere conjecture, know that scientific studies have pointed on a relationship between what we swallow and how well we can perform important thinking and critical analysis for sustained periods of time. While specific nutrients may assist the brain function, we also need to focus on our diets as a whole.
I came across a study that associated diet high in saturated fats with actually causing damage to neurons that control energy and appetite. The test subjects were mites, of course, but this is so applicable to humans.
I have put together six of the top brain foods; I hope you will relate with my list.
Walnuts are packed with heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory nutrients. In fact, there are considered the only harmless nut source of alpha linolenic acid like reported by a nutritionist for BBC. This in mind, walnuts promote the flow of blood, which in turn promotes the efficient supply of oxygen to the brain. Some lab rats with Alzheimer diseases were found to have improved memory and learning skills after they were regularly fed with Walnuts. It has also helped with children suffering from add and adhd
Olive oil is a great source of monounsaturated fats, which have been proven slow down brain aging. I didn’t do much research on this since it is popular within health circles.