Nutrition and DietNutrition for the brain

Nutrition for the brain

We know that there are a number of good foods for the brain, which positively help this important organ of our body to perform its functions correctly and adequately.

These foods, for example, include prunes, bananas, oats, as well as sunflower seeds and oily fish (which, incidentally, are also beneficial for high cholesterol).

This is so because, according to different research carried out recently, it has been shown that certain nutrients tend to affect our ability to concentrate and mental alertness, as well as to improve the functioning of the nervous system.

As you surely know, a good diet must include an adequate supply of minerals. In this aspect, calcium is involved in the transmission of nerve impulses; iron influences performance and oxygen transport, while zinc is directly related to the chemical activity of neurotransmitters.

Nutrition for the brain

  • Glucose
    it is the energy nutrient that the brain uses preferentially, hence many experts recommend keeping its blood level stable, consuming foods rich in complex and simple carbohydrates.
  • Essential fatty acids
    The essential fatty acids linoleic and linolenic are necessary for the correct development of both the nervous system itself and the brain, due to their abundance in the membranes of neurons.
  • The vitamins of group B
    these are the vitamins that influence the correct and proper functioning of the nervous system and the brain, since they participate in the neurotransmitter production process.
  • Phospholipids
    They are fats that help make the myelin that lines the nerves, helping signals reach the brain, while improving intellectual performance, protect from Alzheimer’s and improve mood.

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