Monday, 31 March 2008

Food To Nourish Your Brain.

There is truth in the saying, “We are what we eat”. It is no secret that if we nourish our brains with the right nutrients, it will in turn nourish us. Essentially there are four types of food group that cares and nourishes the brain.

1. Fatty Acids
It is used to create specialized cells that are used in thinking and learning.
Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are important for the brains well-being. Salmon, mackerel, tuna and trout are rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, while evening primrose oil and borage can boost the brain’s Omega-6 supplies.

2. Amino Acids
It is used to make neurotransmitters that allow networking and communication among the brain cells.

3. Glucose
It is the fuel that brain uses to produce the energy to motivate and move us. Glucose is a type of sugar. It is present in carbohydrates. It is normally the only fuel for the brain.

4. Micronutrients
It is the anti-oxidant the safeguards the brain from damage and dysfunction. Fruit and vegetables are rich source of micronutrients.

I will writing more on this topic, in the meantime, let us watch our diet.

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