I saw a report on the news recently about the food that were best for brain health, and the amounts of certain foods that help to keep a better health over all.
We have all been focusing on the value of protein in our lives, and some of the dieting trends like Keto and LCHF (low-carb, high-fat) options. While these are good, it is always important to never forget the vegetables and fruits that provide the nutrients and the fiber that help so many of your systems.
One of these is the brain. There is a great deal of produce that is considered “brain food.” It is important that there are at least five servings of these foods in your diet daily in order to help maintain a strong memory and brain functions. Otherwise, as you grow older the memory can start to subside fairly quickly, and the potential for issues like dementia and other memory issues will arise.
While proteins and fats are good, and helpful for a balanced diet, there is much to gain from making sure to increase the amount of green vegetables in you eat daily. There are particular vegetables that are known to help with brain health, including kale, Brussels sprouts, spinach, and some others.
Additionally, there is a benefit to fruit, especially with it being a healthy form of sugars. This can be a filler for the processed and pasteurized foods that provide little or no nutritional value to the body. It could be worth looking into, definitely if you have brain deficiencies in your family. So, good luck in trying to improve your diet for the long-term!