You are what you eat! Studies indicate that your brain cells can regenerate even as you age. Food is a key factor in this and there are some great superfoods for your noggin’.
1. Berry Clever
Blueberries protect the brain from oxidative stress, lower the effects of age-related brain diseases, enhance learning capacity and motor skills. Plus this delicious fruit boosts memory. They are super brain food! Throw some blueberries into a smoothie for a healthy, delicious breakfast.
2. Nuttin’ Sharper
Walnuts, the ‘king’ of nuts is chock full of neuroprotective compounds that help motor skills, learning and memory. Its’ antioxidants help fight against the decline of cognitive aging. Munch on a handful of these yummy nuts today!
3. Smarty Fruity
Avocado, is a nutrient-dense fruit, it contains monounsaturated fat which helps blood flow, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. This superfood is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E. Slice some avocados into a salad and give your brain a boost!
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Most of us think about mental exercises when we think of brain training. And of course this is a very important component of brain training! Did you know that your brain wants to be stimulated and exercised? When you do something new or somewhat complex your brain will react favorably and will become more resilient! On the other hand, your brain will suffer if it is too passive or routine.
Mental exercises or mental stimulation can take many different forms, so here are some tips for different ways your can stimulate your brain!
Learn something new, such as a new language
Travel to new places or use new routes in otherwise familiar setting
Play a musical instrument
Get crafty and creative (like arts and crafts, not witchcraft)
Do focused brain training activities (like Fit Brains)
Play board games
Read and write
What type of mental activity gives your brain the biggest boost? Tell us in the comments! Be sure to follow our blog for more lifestyle, health & brain tips. And, you can always benefit your brain when you play Fit Brains fun brain games! Try Fit Brains for FREE now!
A healthy, vegan, gluten-free dessert that’s jam packed with brain nutrients…and is delicious? It exists! Let us present you the Blueberry Banana Tart recipe!
How the ingredients from this recipe will improve your brain health:
Blueberries: Protect the brain from oxidative stress, reduce the effects of age-related brain diseases, improves learning capacity and motor skills, boost memory & concentration, stimulate the flow of blood & oxygen to the brain. Super brain food!
Bananas: Provide energy & electrolytes for the brain, improve cognitive function, protect the brain from oxidative damage, and are a great mood booster & balancer.
1 Cup Water (we like to substitute with soy/almond milk to make it creamier!)
1/3 Cup Steel Cut Oats
Honey or Brown Sugar
Optional Brain-Healthy Toppings:
Berries (e.g. Blueberries, Blackberries)
Nuts (e.g. Almonds, Walnuts, Cashews)
Seeds (e.g. Sunflower seeds, Pumpkin seeds)
Putting it all Together:
Bring water (or milk) to a boil
Add oats, reduce heat to low
Stir in a little honey or brown sugar to sweeten
Simmer for 15-20 minutes (or however long the package says) until water is absorbed
Add toppings of your choice & enjoy!
Leave a comment below & let us know how the recipe worked out for you & suggest your own variation! Check out the Fit Brains‘collection of recipes, we will add new brain healthy recipes every couple of days so visit often!
Honeydew melon & raspberries are amazingbrain foods! Raspberries contain antioxidants that can prevent inflammation in the brain. Berry fruits have also been reported to improve memory & motor control. B-vitamins found in Honeydew melon help prevent or slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Honeydew melon also contain an important antioxidant called Zeaxanthin to protect vision by absorbing harmful blue light rays and preventing age-related Macular Degeneration.
Here is aneasy & healthy Melon Slices with Raspberry Sauce recipe for a delightful fruity snack!
Melon with Raspberry Sauce
What you Need:
2 2/3 cups raspberries, unsweetened
3 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1 honeydew melon
Putting it all Together:
Set aside a few raspberries for garnish.
Place the remaining berries in a blender and process until pureed.
Add the honey, lemon juice and ginger and process longer.
Strain and discard seeds, then set sauce aside.
Cut the melons into desired shapes and arrange nicely on a plate.
Drizzle with raspberry sauce and top with reserved berries!