How Your Diet Can Affect Your Brain Function

How Your Diet Can Affect Your Brain Function

By TLB contributing writer: M. Zahid

Over recent years, we have all come to learn more about the importance of eating the right foods and getting the right nutrition in order to aid our health. If you live on a diet that is lacking in proper nutrition, you can experience all sorts of health problems and it can also affect your weight. This in itself can cause further health issues, such as the many conditions that are linked to obesity.

However, it is not just physical health problems that can stem from eating the wrong foods all the time. Your mental health can also take a hit and you could find that without proper nutrition your cognitive functioning takes a hit. Many people take medication and supplements such as Nootropics to aid their cognitive health. However, with the right diet you can boost your brain functioning the natural way.

Foods that you should incorporate into your diet

Dementia is a growing problem amongst men and women around the world, which is something of a worry. However, there are various ways in which you can help yourself and reduce the risk of this type of condition, one of which is by eating the right diet. One diet that is highly recommended for those that want to maintain good cognitive function is a Mediterranean diet. This includes the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables, olive oil, nuts, and fish. This type of diet can help to prevent a range of physical problems including cancer, diabetes, and heart problems. In addition, it can aid cognitive function.

Another diet that has become popular is called the MIND diet, which was developed just a few years ago. This diet is based on careful research into the most beneficial foods for brain functioning. It includes eating foods such as poultry, fish, whole grains, olive oil, berries, green leafy vegetables, and even the odd bit of red wine. However, the diet also involved steering clear of products such as fried food, dairy, and red meat. The good thing about this diet is that it can be adapted to suit the needs of vegetarians as can the above Mediterranean diet, as there are plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables that form part of the diet.

There are various specific food items that have been identified as being good for brain functioning. Some of these include:

  • Avocados

  • Beetroot

  • Blueberries

  • Celery

  • Broccoli

  • Egg yolks

  • Dar chocolate

  • Green leafy vegetables

  • Olive oil

  • Walnuts

  • Salmon

These are just some of the food items that you should consider incorporating into your diet if you want to eat meals that are rich in nutrients that are able to help with brain functioning.

With the right diet and regular activity, you will not only be able to keep cognitive issues at bay – you can also enjoy a healthier lifestyle, maintain a healthy weight, and enjoy feeling and looking your best as a result of your diet.


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