Need a Brain Power Boost? The Austin Sports Medicine Doctors Have National Nutrition Month Tips To Keep The Mind Sharp
March is National Nutrition Month, and the
“Sound eating habits are vital to a healthy and happy body,” said Dr.
Want to ensure that the brain is working at peak capacity? Make sure to include these four foods in an ongoing diet routine:
1. Eggs. Although there was a time when it got a bad rap from the health community, the egg is an amazing brain food. In addition to providing protein, eggs (and especially the yolks) also contain choline, which goes a long way in helping build one’s memory cells. Choline acts as a support system for cell membranes and even forms neurotransmitters, which do all of the communicating between the brain and the body.
2. Fish. Want improved brain cognition? Take in more foods with omega 3 fatty acids. Guess what food is a great source for omega 3’s? That’s right – fish. But that’s not the only place for omega 3’s – it can also be found in walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds and even grass-fed beef.
3. Blueberries. With the nickname of “brain berries,” it’s a given that blueberries have amazing brain-boosting abilities. Not only are they packed with antioxidants and great flavor, they also protect the brain from oxidative stress, which may help prevent certain age-related conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
4. Water. Everyone knows that drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day is the rule to live by and that the human body is largely made up of water, but what role does proper hydration play in a person’s mental well-being? Studies have shown that dehydration can actually limit oxygen flow to the brain, which temporarily shrinks brain cells. Other tests have revealed that simply staying hydrated increases cognitive performance.
Medicine in Motion (MIM) specializes in providing top quality sports medicine in
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