There is a massive network of 50-100 billions of neurons in
But they might not last long as some neurons die as we age
(which is normal). If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, frequently
exposed to environmental toxins and stress, excessive
alcohol-drinking, lacking mental activity, then most likely your
risk of having accelerated neural death is nigh. This eventually
exposes you to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s,
Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.
So, how can you slow or possibly reverse this cell death
Besides eating lots of omega-3 food source, exercising and
frequent mental activity (such as reading or even playing Sudoku),
and one can opt for some of the desserts and snacks. Now, wait a
minute, desserts and snacks as our brain booster? Actually what
will be discussed here is
healthy snacks and desserts.
Chocolate – Healthy temptations for your
Chocolate has the ability to dilate our blood vessels and
increases blood flow, thus increase more oxygen flow into your
brain. Chocolate is rich in magnesium and antioxidants (flavanols)
that are important chemicals compounds to help supply more
oxygen. This may lower the risk of brain
damage due to stroke. Studies have showed that eating dark
chocolate can boost our memory by almost 20%. However, do have
dark chocolates instead of milk chocolates – milk chocolates are
sweeter, higher in calories, lower antioxidants. Chocolates
before exam might be a good idea for a student – and could
another good reason for you to eat more chocolates. Remember,
dark chocolates, not milk chocolates.
Blueberries – Berry good for your brains
Blueberries are very rich in flavonoids. Flavanoids are
commonly known for their antioxidant activity. Antioxidants
protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals (that
causes oxidative stress on neurons), hence preventing neuronal
damage. Flavonoids intake helps to inhibit certain biochemical
processes of brain aging and might prevent cognitive functions
decline and also the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
Scientists strongly believe that the risk of getting Alzheimer’s
disease can be decreased by eating more blueberries.
Nuts and seeds – Seeding a nutty but
Peas, nuts and seed can optimize your brain health too. Peas
contain thiamin, one of the vitamin B complexes. It is involved
in energy production (important for producing ATP molecules,
which supplies energy to cells) and acts as a co-factor for
enzymes involved in brain cell metabolism. Nuts are rich in
important compounds that help to promote brain function, such as
vitamin E, amino acids and protein.
Almonds are the best nuts, followed by filberts, hazelnuts,
cashews and walnuts. Research found that students who often eat
nuts before exam have sharper thinking. Flax seed oil is the
world most abundant source of omega-3 fats, a well-known
compound that are recognized for its
benefits in brain health.
Thinking of treating yourself with a nutty snack or dessert
of delight-full blueberries and chocolates now? The following
advice is a no-brainer but always remember that moderation is