We cannot escape natural aging. Eventually, our bodies will deteriorate, and our minds will get less sharp. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t delay the process of aging, most especially your brain health. With the proper exercise and right food, this is possible. Speaking of the right diet, which foods do you need to store in your kitchen to ensure sharp memory? We got you covered here:
Best foods to feed your brain
To reach your brain’s optimum health, you should also consider eating more fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Some of the best ones are wild salmon and tuna. Here’s the thing, you have to avoid farmed fish for a number of reasons:
- It can cause inflammation
- Farmed fish are filled with antibiotics
- It has lesser protein compared to wild fish
So before you pay, make sure that your fish is ‘wild’ so you can get the health benefits.
It’s time to get nuts with nuts! Instead of bringing fatty potato chips for snacks, try to get healthier options like almonds or walnuts. The recommended serving per day is one ounce. If you eat more, then you might have to worry about your calorie count.
You better look for recipes containing tomato sauce if you want to improve your brain health. It contains nutrients which are known to keep our arteries healthy and young. We have here some of the best recipes you can try out. We’re pretty sure everyone in your family will enjoy it:
- Romesco sauce with whole grain pasta
- Veggie and meat sauce with Zucchini noodles
- Basil tomato sauce
- Puttanesca pork chops
- Pasta Bolognese
You are probably hungry now, aren’t you? Don’t worry, we feel the same!
Who doesn’t love avocados, right? They are so versatile and you can make a lot of dishes and drinks with it. And of course, let’s not forget its health benefits to our brain. Here’s what you can do over the weekend:
- Kiwi and avocado smoothie
- Avocado chicken salad
- Avocado and watermelon salad
- Raw avocado salad
- Avocado and egg breakfast pizza
- Avocado pasta
There are so much to choose from. With a little bit of imagination, you can do something extremely delicious yet healthy.
Sounds cool, huh? Real chocolates or at least 70 percent cocoa should keep your brain healthy too. Being healthy doesn’t mean you have to eat bland food.
What are the best yet fun activities for your brain?
So we’re done talking about the best foods and recipes you can prepare. Like your body, your brain needs some exercising too. It doesn’t have to be boring. You can think of creative ways to boost your brain health. Here are some of the things we have already tried and enjoyed:
Guess what happened?
With this game, you need to gather photos from years ago. From there, remember what happened and other related stories you can think of. Be as detailed as you can. This is a great way to relive the happy moments and at the same time, it can sharpen your memory.
Learn a new instrument
You are never too old to play a new instrument. If you don’t have the time to enrol in a class, then you can always try learning online.
So, do you have more ideas on how we can improve brain health? Share us your thoughts.