THESE FOODS KEEP YOUR BRAIN HEALTHY

GET SUPPORT FROM NATURAL FOODS TO OVERCOME THE FORGETFULNESS AND NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS, WHICH ARE THE GREATEST PROBLEMS OF OUR TIME.

Brain development that begins before birth continues throughout life. Developing and nourishing our brains and preventing the development of many diseases through eating healthy are possible. Long standing malnutrition affects our nervous system negatively. President of the Department of Brain, Nerve, and Spinal Cord Surgery of Memorial Şişli/Ataşehir Hospital Prof. Dr. İlhan Elmacı gave us information about the foods that keep brain healthy.

FOLIC ACID STRENGTHENS MEMORY
Consuming sufficient amount of folic acid during pregnancy plays a key role for the baby’s memory cells. Folic acid supplementation is important also for adults. Consuming foods rich in folic acid such as beans, green peas, spinach, beet, lemon, and orange against the risk of Alzheimer and dementia is important.

WATCH OUT FOR CARBOHYDRATES!
Energy source of brain is glucose -sugar in other words. Irregular amounts of sugar in brain cause problems. Neurological problems occur when high amounts of sugar are consumed. Bakery products, legumes, potatoes, bananas, and apples are rich in carbohydrates. Consuming fish oil along with plant oil takes an important place in brain health.

CONSUME BANANA, NONFAT MILK, AND YOGURT
Vitamin B is especially important when it comes to brain and nerve system health. Lack of Vitamin B might cause depression, short-term memory loss, attention deficit, burning or stinging feeling at hands and feet, sensation disorders, forgetfulness, and nervousness. Meat, fish, nonfat milk, yogurt, banana, green leafy vegetables, and dried legumes are rich in Vitamin B.

FISH AGAINST FORGETFULNESS
Fish, which is rich in Omega 3, helps brain to function properly. Fish strengthens memory by supplying liquids that cortex needs through protein and amino acids that it contains. Fish also helps to think fast under stress.

REFRESH YOUR BRAIN THROUGH EGGS
Eggs are the richest in choline that supports the production of new brain cells. Peanut, fish, green leafy vegetables, soy, and flax seeds are also among the sources of choline as well as eggs.

STOP YOUR BRAIN’S AGING PROCESS WITH ALMONDS
Vitamin E stops the regression of brain that might occur due to aging. Almond that is rich in Vitamin E contains many elements that are important for brain development and health. It also slows down the aging process of brain. Walnut, hazelnut, cashew, peanut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds are among the foods that are supposed to be consumed in the aspect of brain health.

SOLVE PROBLEMS WITH GRAPES
Latest researches have shown that grapes develop the problem solving ability by increasing the release of dopamine. Rich in boron, grapes are among the foods that are necessary to consume to have a healthy brain. Apples and hazelnuts are also rich in boron as well as grapes.

DOPE YOUR BRAIN WITH BLUEBERRIES
Fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, and tomatoes, and vegetables such as carrots contain high amounts of antioxidants. It has been examined that the short-term memory of old people who consume these foods that are rich in antioxidants, which allow brain to stay healthy longer, are developed.

Stay away from the following

  • Alcohol
  • Processed foods
  • Salty foods
  • Processed proteins
  • Use of excess sugar