Are you struggling with some memory lapses nowadays? Have you been forgetting a lot of things lately? Your brain must be having an all-time low then. Have you been feeding it well? Or better yet, what have you been feeding your brain?
Your brain needs energy, an enormous amount of energy. The brain is the biggest energy hog in the body. You have to remember that the brain controls all the functions in the body. It is the one that sends signals to each part of the body on how to move. Therefore, it needs all the energy it can get to be able to function well.
But there really are times when that our brain needs a boost for it to work well. Here are some foods that can help with the brain function and enhance it power when it comes to memorization and remembering.
Of course, what can top the list but coffee? Coffee is rich in anti-oxidants and can give you a boost when you need it. This is because of the caffeine content of the coffee. A cup of coffee will give your short-term memory a fix. It can help improve attention and problem-solving skills. A cup of coffee is enough to get this momentary high. Do not overdo it though, as caffeine can tamper with your sleeping schedule.
For a long-term memory enhancement, eating blueberries is the best way to do it. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that protect the brain from free-radical damage. The antioxidants can cut the risk of you having Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Have blueberries everyday and make it part of your diet. They are known to improve cognitive processing or thinking. If you can find wild blueberries then that is much better than the ordinary blueberries as these have more brain-boosting antioxidants than the latter. But if you cannot find any fresh blueberries available, frozen ones will serve as substitute. The frozen ones have kept all the vitamins and minerals intact and are much more nutritious than the available ones that did not ripen in season.
Salmons and mackerels are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are the primary blocks of the tissues in the brain and will boost one’s thinking powers. These fats can only be found in fatty fishes so if you cannot find salmon or mackerel, any fatty fish will do. But remember that not all fats are equal so do not make the mistake of eating high-fat foods. Some high-fat foods contain saturated fats which are not good for the body and can clog up the blood vessels. So instead of getting the nutrients you need, you will never get them at all.
And for an improved concentration, drink peppermint tea. The scent can help you focus and keeps your mind alert. Studies show that peppermint makes people more alert and less anxious.
But nothing can beat a good night’s rest. Your brain needs to rest, too. If the brain is constantly tired, it will not function effectively and efficiently. A well-rested brain is the best brain there could ever be.