Today, July 22, celebrates World Sunday, and the reason for setting up this day is to raise awareness of its care and health. At present, life expectancy has increased worldwide, and it causes certain diseases or conditions of various kinds, including those of the brain.
Although we all have DNA, several studies show that it does. There are certain behaviors, behaviors, and care that we can acquire to reach that stage of our lives under better cognitive conditions. Among the most important recommendations of professionals include physical activity, rest, daily brain training, socializing and good nutrition .
It is well known that foods are even directly related to health aspects, even in mental functions, because they can be obtained with proper nutrition and even improved. The mechanisms that explain this are quite complex, but basically, all of the nutrients that we ingest from ingested food pass into the blood that distributes them to all body parts, including the brain.
For the good of the brain and optimizing its functions There are some foods that are of paramount importance, including:
Fish and shellfish : They are the best source of essential fats, of which the brain depends on it to work properly. These Fats, Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty acids are highly unsaturated molecules that provide the cell membranes of the body with the flexibility and fluidity necessary for proper function.
Red fruits : Its pigments have antioxidant properties, ie the ability to absorb free radicals and neutralize them. They help to protect the essential fats of the brain from oxidation. Studies also show that they can help prevent memory loss and improve learning.
Green Tea and Coffee : Recent studies combine the use of these infusions with the prevention of Alzheimer's. In addition, they contain substances antioxidants .
Avocado : Contains monounsaturated fats Omega 9 which keep the cell membranes flexible. They contain the vitamins A, C, E and K essential for brain function, the vitamins B folic acid, potassium and magnesium .
Nuts and Seeds : Nuts and seeds are generally a source of "good fats", ie fatty acids omega 3 and 6 in particular, as already mentioned, they are for development and the functions of the brain very important and nervous system.
Green Vegetables : They contain chlorophyll, the pigment that gives them their characteristic color. It is a very powerful natural antioxidant and contains folic acid, a vitamin for which it is very important brain.
As you can see, a healthy, varied and balanced diet is also of the utmost importance to the health of our brains.
Lic. Romina Krauss Nutritionist
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