Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Food For The Brain

There are food brain boosters that are worth considering. Afterall, what you eat may affect how you think ;).
Consider the following:
  • Omega-3 fatty acids. These are present in salmon and tuna, flaxseed oil, canola oil and walnuts. Other options would be to take 3 grams of fish oil per day.
  • Blueberries. - Being rich in anthocyanins, flavonoids that seem to offer brain benefits, may slow and even reverse age-related declines in brain function and motor performance.
  • Green tea. - helps improve memory and prevent age-related memory loss.
  • Chocolate. - Some dark chocolate is rich with flavonols, - a substance that dilate arteries. Good example is a flavonol-rich cocoa which can improve blood flow which may help prevent age-related dementia. Take note: eating chocolates should be done in moderation, of course.