Can’t be denied that the brain is the most important body part as it suports or coordinates the function of the other organs. You need the right nutrients to feed up your brain to maximize its power. What are the essential nutrients for your brain?
1. Essential fatty acids
Essential fatty acids is important to promote the growth and the development of your brain, Beside keeping your heart healthy, fatty acids can also preventing depression as they are a great mood booster. Fatty acids like Omega-3 are responsible in restoring memory and improving brain function. You can get fatty acids in walnuts, almonds, flaxseed oil, fish oils, cod liver oil, salmon, sardines, and mackerel.
2. Vitamin B
Vitamin B that your brain needs consist of:
– Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine. This vitamin is essential in the production of various neurotransmitters like serotonin, depamine, and melatonin. This neurotranmitters plays role in treating depression and improving memory. The source is whole grains, banana, organ meats, milk, and green leafy vegetable.
– Vitamin B12. This vitamin helps your brain and nerve cells to function normally and also helps in the formation of red blood cells. You can find vitamin B12 in meat, fish, pork, eggs, milk, and other milk product.
As you may know antioxidant can help to protect our body from free radicals and prevent disease, esp. for treating neurodegenerative diseases by preventing memory loss along with improving motor balance and coordination. You can find powerful antioxidant in citrus fruit, lemon, grapes, cherries, tomatoes, capcisum, green leafy vegetables, cranberry, grapefruit, green tea, prunes, flax seeds, and almonds.
4. Vitamin E
This vitamin helps to maintain blood circulation in your brain. Nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflowers, safflower oil, wheat germ oil, tomato, pumpkin, sweet potato, mango, asparagus, broccoli, and papaya is a good source of vitamin E.