Thursday, July 2, 2009

How to Boost Brain Power ? Eat more Brain food

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"One cannot think well, love well or sleep well if one has not dined well."
Virginia Woolfe

Brain food are said to affect your IQ, your mood, your emotion, your memory sharpness and the able to store more memory. If you provide your brain the right kind of food and nutrients you are actually doing your brain a favour. I personally believeAlbert Einstein, Mr Bill Gates, Warrett Buffet ate the correct kind of brain food to be the today's top famous people. Don't laugh, it maybe true to a certain extend. ThereBasically, the brain food categories are fats, proteins, carbohydrates and antioxidants.

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered brain food because they perform two important functions in the brain. They maintain mood balance, and they assist in retaining memory. These foods include Wholegrain Foods,Nuts,Walnuts,Cashews,Almonds,Pecans,Berries,Seeds,Green Tea,Avocados,Tomatoes,Broccoli,Red Cabbage,Eggplant,Spinach,Yogurt,Chocolate,eggs, fish, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and flax. Canola oil and soy oil are also good choices for foods containing Omega-3. Other types of fats like vegetable oils tend to be high in Omega-6 fatty acids. Research suggests that too much Omega-6 may be detrimental to brain health and may cause depression.

Carbohydrates provide energy, and one of the worst choices for the brain is forgoing meals. Skipping a meal can actually make one less sharp mentally, affect ability to concentrate, and make one feel tired physically. Not all carbohydrates are considered equally good brain food. The best appear to be starchy carbs like potatoes, winter squash, corn, beets, and cooked carrots. Starchy carbs tend to regulate the body’s glucose levels and provide energy without sugar crashes.

So start eating on selected brain food, on top of that, don't skip meals, it actually does more hurt than good.~BigMouth

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  1. Doing all sorts of things, we sometimes become dull. Its important to boost our brain. Forget the old tradition of eating almonds, dry fruits. One can go discover new hobbies and increase energy, try some fun tactics like write 10 things on a sheet of paper and recollect it after an hour or two. For more details on it, refer