Forgetful? Maybe your brain is not getting the
nutrients it needs. The brain is one of the most vital parts of the
body. It is what controls the whole body from moving to thinking but
it is not invincible. Every day the brain needs certain brain
nutrients and brain vitamins. If you can’t get this through your
daily diet, brain food
supplements are the next best way to nourish the brain
and repair damaged brain tissue and cells. For brain health, include
the following foods, nutrients and herbs into your diet.
Multivitamins - studies shows that
children in school taking multivitamins everyday have increased
their non-verbal IQ’s up to 25 points.
Antioxidants - it helps clean our body
and brain. Children are recommended to take half of the adult’s
Water - dehydration increases stress
which only results to more brain damage. Drinking 10 glasses of
water every day reduces stress and keeps you hydrated and
Omega-3 rich foods - fish, walnuts,
pumpkin seeds and flax seeds are some examples of the
foods that are rich in omega-3. This omega-3 fatty acid is the
main component of brain synapses. Studies show that lack of this
fatty acid results to lox intellectual performance and also
dementia. As a supplement, it can be taken 1000 mg a day.
Gingko Biloba destroys the free radicals
and increases blood circulation which helps bring more oxygen to
the brain and helps it to think more accurately and precisely.
Carbohydrates - glucose is the best
choice for your brain’s energy needs. Whole grains, starchy
vegetables and fruits that digest slowly provide a steady supply
of these. Have control though, you might feel bloated.
Eggs - rich in choline and fat-like
vitamin B. It enhances memory and minimizes fatigue for stressed
Alpha Lipoic acid - this is the only
antioxidant that can easily get to the brain. A powerful
supplement of fat soluble and water that enters all parts of the
brain to neutralize free radicals. It also prevents strokes.
Nattokinase from fermented soybeans produces better blood flow
and also helps to bring more oxygen to the
brain and throughout the body.
Phophatidylserine improves mood and
Taurine has electrically active tissues
that act as a chemical transmitter in the brain. This potent
brain antioxidant has dispersant properties and it is also an
important digestive constituent of bile.
These are just some of the brain food
supplements that help blood circulation, get rid of free radicals
and improve short-term memory. It is still better to take them with
a healthy diet and exercise. A healthy lifestyle is also associated
with brain health.
Following a more natural, whole foods approach to the diet might seem difficult at first. However, most parents realize that
ADD and ADHD diet modifications makes it easier to live with. There
are also ADHD
homeopathy remedies available.