Back when I was younger, my mom always told me to eat veggies to sharpen my mind and it was not a great idea for me back then, actually it was kinda challenging because I’m not fond of veggies and that pork, chicken and fish are what I love to eat. And now that I am a full grown woman, I realized that my mom is right because veggies are necessary food not only to our health but also to our brain health. So, to help you distinguish the importance of vegetables when it comes to our mental health, here are the following pro-mind foods and how they contribute to our brain health.
One of the food that is delicious and at the same time versatile is none other than sweet potato. In fact, because of its versatility, lots and lots of restaurants around the world offer different dishes of sweet potato like instead of potato, they use sweet potato in making fries and at the same time baked sweet potato too is a big hit! Sweet potatoes are also rich in Vitamin B6, healthy carbohydrates and antioxidants which are important in our brain function. According to some studies, those foods that rich in antioxidants can help our body fight inflammation and degeneration of our brain that is why antioxidants are important when it comes to our mental health.
Did you know that a single cup of cauliflower has 46.4 milligrams of Vitamin C and Vitamin K which is almost 16 micrograms? Vitamin K is the one responsible for reducing the possibilities of inflammation on our body and also has a positive influence on our overall cognitive. On the other hand, Vitamin C is an important piece when it comes to production of new brain cells. That is why cauliflower is one of the healthiest foods when it comes to mental health and actually one of the best vegetables regarding brain health.
Whenever I encounter spinach in our dining table, I always remember Popeye. Popeye’s favorite food is none other than spinach and maybe that’s the main reason why he is such a bright man. It is because spinach really a huge help in building our brain which is the most important organ of our body. Spinach has flavonoids that can help our brain to reduce those plaque that lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
One of the best sources of Vitamin K is of course broccoli which is of course can give a great boost in mental health. Because of Vitamin K, broccoli can improve the blood flow to our brain and at the same time avoid inflammation that gives our brain more oxygen and other vital nutrients which are important for the health of our brain cells and at the same time production of new ones.
Tomato is the best source of Vitamin C and lycopene. Lycopene is the most potent antioxidants that scientist ever discovered. You can enjoy lot of meals with tomatoes on it such as salad. Lycopene helps our body fights free radicals that can lead to dementia, Alzheimer’s and worse cancer.
Those foods above are just some of the examples of powerful foods that can really boost our brain health! Eat these foods and nourish our brain! Enjoy a healthy and sharp mind everyone!? You can also try our REH Herbal products that can surely help you to keep not only your thyroid healthy but also you as a whole! Just visit us at REH Herbal Medicine or REH Herbal Products!
Author Bio: Maila Charles is a web enthusiast from Philippines. She is one of the web writers of W3BZ and World Wide Web Advocates. She is also a blogger of Wordress and BlogSpot. You can follow here on Google+.