Food and brain

The brain is the main organ of man. It uses a lot of energy to function effectively, so nutrition directly affects its efficiency.

Bad eating habits

  1. Lack of water

Water is an important element of body cells and biochemical processes. The human brain is 80% water, so it is necessary to maintain this balance and drink enough water during the day (up to 2-2.5 liters per day).

  1. Overeating and fast food

It is harmful both to the body as a whole and to the brain. Due to the consumption of such food, adipose tissue accumulates, and brain receptors change and trigger an inhibitory signal that disrupts metabolism. In addition, overeating leads to feelings of anxiety and depression.

  1. Skipping breakfast

A healthy and nutritious breakfast will add energy to the body and brain. In the morning, the brain needs carbohydrates to work efficiently and have a good memory.

  1. Sugar

Sugar is addictive, causing an increased desire to eat more. This affects the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory. Sweets can also reduce the number of neurons responsible for controlling behavior.

  1. Alcoholic beverages

Regular alcohol consumption reduces cognitive function, memory and reaction time. In addition, it affects the structure of connections in brain cells.

  1. Strict diet

A balanced diet is very important. All categories of food should be present in the diet: carbohydrates (up to 60%), proteins (up to 35%) and fats (25-35%). The exclusion of any food category will negatively affect the functioning of the brain.

Healthy food for efficient brain function

The brain needs: water; vitamins (B12, B9, etc.); minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron); proteins; complex carbohydrates; fatty acids.

They are in the following foods:

  1. Avocado

This most valuable fruit is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and vitamins. It perfectly complements salads and toasts. It can also be used to make very tasty sauces.

  1. Salmon

This is a fish, the main valuable component of which is Omega-3, which is necessary for the brain.

  1. Broccoli

It contains vitamin K and folic acid, which have a positive effect on the processes of perception and attention. Broccoli is great for vegetable dishes as a side dish and can be the basis of delicious pancakes.

  1. Walnut

It has long been known as a stimulant of mental activity. It contains zinc, magnesium, fatty acids and protein, which is the main food for the brain.

  1. Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate contains many antioxidant flavonoids that can improve cognitive function. It also reduces fatigue and improves mood. The main thing is to eat it in moderation.

  1. Coconut oil

It is a source of healthy fats that stimulate the brain. Unrefined coconut oil can be added to salads or desserts.

  1. Eggs

They are rich in protein and high in choline, a substance that increases blood flow and affects the quality of memory.

Following these tips will improve the functioning of your brain, and if you want to get a more pronounced effect, take nootropics, such as Arcalion or Cerecetam. It is extremely important to choose quality drugs and add healthy and tasty foods to your diet!