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How to Boost your Brain: Top 4 Brain Boosting Foods

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How can your boost your brain without damaging your brain. We have come up with top four handy food to boost your brain. You can add more in the comment box.

  1. Coffee

    If coffee is the highlight of your morning, you’ll be glad to hear that it’s good for you.

    Two main components in coffee caffeine and antioxidants — help your brain.

    The caffeine in coffee has a number of positive effects on the brain, including

    Increased alertness: Caffeine keeps your brain alert by blocking adenosine, a chemical messenger that makes you sleepy

    Improved mood: Caffeine may also boost some of your “feel-good” neurotransmitters, such as serotonin

    Sharpened concentration: One study found that when participants drank one large coffee in the morning or smaller amounts throughout the day, they were more effective at tasks that required concentration.

    Drinking coffee over the long term is also linked to a reduced risk of neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

    This could at least be partly due to coffee’s high concentration of antioxidants

  2. Fatty Fish

    The Standard American Diet is sorely deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentanoic acid (EPA), and high in trans fats and saturated fats which have been shown to negatively affect the brain. Since our brains are made up largely of fat and our bodies cannot manufacture essential fatty acids, we have to rely on a diet rich in omega-3s to meet our daily needs.

    In studies, foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild cold water fish (e.g., salmon, herring, sardines and mackerel), seaweed, and chicken fed on flaxseed and walnuts, have been shown to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other mental disorders. This is likely because of the effect omega-3s have on the production of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals responsible for our moods), including dopamine and serotonin. By supporting the synapses in the brain, omega-3s also boost learning and memory.

  3. High Tyrosine Proteins

    The greatest sources of food to boost your alertness, concentration, and energy are:

    • Dairy products
    • Eggs
    • Seafood
    • Soy

    Your brain doesn’t just have neurons, but also neurotransmitters, which are messengers that bring brain signals from one neuron to the next one. Your brain structure might be good, but if your neurotransmitters are insufficient, your brain won’t work right. Some parts of the neurotransmitters, like the tryptophan, are not able to be made by your body. Thus, you must consume food to get them. However, the body can make tyrosine, but you still need to get the proper foods into your diet.

  4. Water

    You already know that your body is made mostly of water. And you also know how easy it is to not consume much water and become dehydrated. Even a mild case of dehydration can reduce your mental energy and capacity, causing your memory to become impaired. You should drink at least four liters of water each day, or six to eight 8-ounce glasses.

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