3 Food For Thought

KEEP your brain ac­tive by stay­ing fit and eat­ing healthily.

People (South Africa) - - Health News -

YEP, it’s time to eat for your body and your brain. In­clude the­ses five foods into your diet to boost your grey mat­ter. 1. Blue­ber­ries: Th­ese de­liver an­tho­cyanins, a group of plant com­pounds with anti-in­flam­ma­tory and an­tiox­i­dant ef­fects, which act against both ox­ida­tive stress and in­flam­ma­tion, con­di­tions that may con­trib­ute to brain age­ing and neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­eases. 2. Broc­coli:

With pow­er­ful plant com­pounds, in­clud­ing an­tiox­i­dants, as well as be­ing high in vi­ta­min K, ex­perts say it’s es­sen­tial for form­ing sph­in­golipids, a type of fat that’s densely packed into brain cells. Stud­ies have also linked a higher vi­ta­min K in­take in

older adults to bet­ter mem­ory. 3. Pump­kin Seeds:

They con­tain pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dants that pro­tect the body and brain from free rad­i­cal dam­age. Plus they’re an ex­cel­lent source of mag­ne­sium, iron, zinc and cop­per, all of which are great for brain health.

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