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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Boost Your Brain Power With These Wonder Nutrients

Huffpost:
In order to defend against a variety of age-related conditions that can impair your memory and the general functioning of your brain, a good first step is to concentrate on incorporating three nutrients into your diet: omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids and vitamin E.

They come naturally and have proven effects;
Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids:
  • Oily cold-water fish: herring, sardines, mackerel, salmon, halibut and trout
  • Leafy greens: Brussels sprouts, spinach, arugula, mint, kale and watercress
  • Oils: flaxseed oil, canola oil, cod liver oil, soybean oil and mustard oil
  • Eggs
Walnuts  Foods high in flavonoids:
  • Berries: blueberries, strawberries and blackberries
  • Leafy greens: spinach, kale and watercress
  • Other colorful produce: butternut squash, avocados, plums and red grapes
  • Coffee
  • Dark chocolate
  • Red wine
 Foods high in vitamin E:
  • Nuts and seeds: almonds, pecans, peanut butter, peanuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower seeds
  • Oils: wheat germ oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, corn oil and soybean oil
Leafy greens: spinach, dandelion greens, swiss chard and turnip greens

There you have it... Take charge of your health today