Living life to the fullest, often comes to down to being fully cognizant. As we grow and develop with age, we have the ability to activate to
reach and exceed more than 10% of our Brain. The foods that we consume can enhance our brain building process or impede it. The famous adage“You are what
you eat” implies that the result of our food intake will surely contribute to the positive or negative outcomes of our health.
Let us start by taking a look at some of the Brain Super-foods
that contribute to making us smarter!
Blueberries have the highest levels of antioxidant potency. The human brain has the highest
vulnerability to free radical damage as it has the lowest level of antioxidant
capacity. They contain natural phytonutrients (plant nutrient) called
proanthocyanidins which protect the brain fluid and fats from environmental
These berries help in fighting age related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and
Dementia. In scientific experiments,blueberries have improved both the learning capacity and motor skills of aging
rats, making them mentally equivalent to much younger rats.
Apart from its delicious taste, blueberries also help fight cancer and helps one lose
2. Broccoli –
Broccoli can be seen as a hint from nature as a green brain in plant formation. Broccoli contains a compound called sulforaphane, which has been proven to help protect the brain after there’s been serious brain injury and significantly improve the brain’s performance. –
Broccoli is high in choline that helps spur the growth of new brain cells as well as neural connections, which are essential for your brain and
It also contains vitamin K that helps boost cognitive functioning and improve memory. Vitamin K prevents calcification (stiffening of arteries) in the brain. Broccoli contains
less calories than most other foods, and is also good for the
Another hint of nature’s brain shaped superfoods is Walnuts. Walnuts in comparison to other nuts have the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. These Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate cognitive ability and memory. Walnuts have anti-inflammatory effects on body. They also help carry more oxygen through the blood
Walnuts help in reproductive quality in men, and are good for the heart. Walnuts help fight against cancer, helps in weight loss and diabetes.
Walnuts are extremely high in antioxidants like : quinone, juglone, tannin
tellimagrandin, and the flavonol morin. These antioxidants reduces the signs of
ageing and are powerful in protecting the vitality of the Brain
Avocados have too many nutritional benefits to mention.
Avocados are rich in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
(such as omega-3 fatty acids), vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins
(thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin
B-12 and folate) — as well as potassium. Avocado is excellent for the heart,
brain and eyes.
Avocado Vitamin E content can help reverse the memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients in the early stages and retard the progression of the disease.
Avocados help decrease
cholesterol thereby reducing blood pressure. They are cancer fighting as well.
Avocados are excellent in improving concentration and memory and preventing
5. Blue Green Algae
Blue green algae (Aphanizomanon flos-aquae, or
AFA) is one of the first proteins and most ancient food on earth. NASA has fed
algae to their astronauts for over fifty years and says “one gram of algae has
the nutritional equivalent of 1,000 grams of fruits and vegetables.” Almost 50%
of the lipid content of dried blue green algae is composed of omega-3 fatty
acids, primarily alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). The ALA in blue green algae powder or
liquid extracts can be potentially converted to DHA which can further influence
overall health and brain function.
DHA plays a vital role in the proper functioning of the brain, eyes,
heart, reproductive glands, and the nervous system and hormone receptors. Blue
Green algae is anti-inflammatory and may increase stem cells.