Spinach: Contains B group vitamins and folate, rich in vitamin E. Protects brain cells against harmful free radicals.
Other foods rich in vitamin E: Almonds, broccoli, kiwi, mango, sunflower seeds, tomatoes.
Fish (Omega 3): Omega 3 has an important role in brain functions. Effective in behavioral and cognitive events. The best resources; salmon, mackerel, anchovy, sardines, herring. Walnuts and flax seeds are also good sources. In its deficiency, depression, dyslexia (learning disorder), attention deficit, etc. is seen.
Dark chocolate: Increases the release of endorphins to activate brain receptors. A few squares of bitters with a high cocoa content contain powerful antioxidants. Thanks to its natural stimulants, it increases focus and concentration.
Blueberries, strawberries, blackberries: They are effective in protecting the brain from free radical damage. They’re rich in anthocyanin, a memory-enhancing phytochemical. Red grapes, kiwi, oranges and apples are other excellent foods for brain power boosting.
Milk, yoghurt, cheese: Excellent sources of protein. They provide the body with a slow and steady source of energy and support our memory to survive throughout the day. Protein-containing foods also increase the levels of epinephrine and dopamine, which are chemicals that stimulate the body.
Egg: It contains vitamins (A, D, B12, B group) necessary for the memory part of the brain. It contains tyrosine, an essential amino acid for receiving and sending signals from the brain, keeping the body awake.
Whole grains: Brown rice, brown bread, oats, millet, etc. They contain B6, B12 and folic acid. They are necessary for maintaining memory, concentration, and blood flow to the brain.
Nuts and seeds: They affect mood positively. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds increase cognitive functions. It helps to relax in cases of insomnia and mild depression.
Red cabbage: Contains essential polyphenols (fisetin) to reduce brain cell damage and stimulate long-term memory, this is useful in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Red onions are a good choice.
Broccoli and asparagus are rich sources of vitamin K. They are effective in enhancing cognitive functions and brain power.
Peanut Butter: It is rich in vitamin B6, which is necessary for brain focus and attention. You can make a snack rich in vitamin B6 with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and added banana slices on a toasted slice of bread.
Water: Dehydration (thirst) causes the brain to release a hormone called cortisol. The increase in this hormone causes the information storage part of the brain to shrink and memory power decreases. Cortisol also increases the production of adrenaline. This increase affects brain function and impairs memory.