Thanks for visiting springtime cottage- here we focus on practical things that can help you to make life better and more enjoyable. Therefore we took time out to gather some good information on how to make your brain perform at optimum efficiency using food. For more information on how napping helps to pow brain in optimizing performance both sexually and otherwise click here

In this post, we will place more emphasis on blueberry because it is one of the easiest to just grab and eat. It needs no prepping to fire up your brain and get you going, so here goes…

 

Blueberries

In a recent study at Tufts University in Boston, Blueberries outranked more than fifty fruits and vegetables in amounts of anti-oxidants- compounds that protect against cancer, Heart disease and even wrinkle. Researchers found out that the abundance in health-promoting benefits comes from the very pigment that gives the berries such a color. Scientists call it anthocyanin. This pigment rapidly eats up free radicals- the substances that cause cell damage in your body.

Dr. Ronald Prior, Ph.D. admits that he never usually ate blueberries except in a pancake until he conducted his research. Now he eats it habitually- consuming up to half-a-pint-a-day consistently. In a follow-up study of Dr. Prior’s work at Tufts University, other researchers found the first hint that Blueberries could reverse short-term memory loss. Old rats were placed in four categories where one group was given regular diet, while the other groups were fed blueberries, strawberries, and spinach extracts. The result was astonishing at the rate at which the ones given blueberries outperformed all the others in a memory test.

Nutritional value: 1 cup of fresh blueberries contains: Calories: 81, fat and saturated fat 0 g, cholesterol  0 mg, sodium 9 mg, Total Carbohydrates 21 g, dietary fiber 4 g, protein 1 g, vitamin C 30 % Daily Value

 

Avocados

This delicious fruit is packed with monounsaturated fats aka the good fat which keeps blood sugar levels steady and gives you a beautiful skin. They will provide you with Vitamins B and C which are not stored in the body and need to be consumed on a daily basis. Studies show that this fruit is pacts with the highest protein content of all fruits and the lowest in sugar content. This sumptuous fruit contains folate and vitamin K which helps to prevent blood clots in the brain (preventing stroke). It helps to improve cognitive function especially concentration and memory.

Beets

Beets seem to be somewhat feared by most people when it comes to getting it into their diets, even those who love vegetables seem to be shy to indulge deeply. But this bright colored root vegetable is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

They reduce inflammation, packed with cancer-protecting antioxidants and they remove toxins from your blood. They contain nitrates that boost blood flow to the brain which aids mental performance.

 

Broccoli

This is said to be one of the best brain foods out there. It contains vitamin K and choline which keeps the brain functioning at optimum sharpness. According to studies, just one cup broccoli provides the body with 150% of the recommended daily vitamin C intake.

Celery

One cup of celery has I it only 16 calories, so if you are looking to shed pounds it’s a great food to snack on. Besides, you will be enjoying all the other benefits such as its high levels of vitamins, minerals, polysaccharides, and antioxidants which makes it a natural anti-inflammatory which relieves joint pains and irritable bowel syndrome.

Spinach

Spinach is great for your vision but it is also good for a boost in your well-needed memory. Even more significant is that it improves motor learning skills- a very important skill to have especially when recovering from a stroke.

Research at the University of Minnesota found that women who ate the greatest amounts of spinach and other green leafy vegetables have the lowest risk of ovarian cancer. German studies show that spinach is the top vegetable tested for their ability to prevent cells from turning cancerous.

 

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