A Healthy Brain Diet

The brain is the main system that controls the entire activity of the human body and therefore requires adequate energy for effective functioning.

There isn’t any adequate information regarding how much quantity of food would be required for a healthy brain. Studies have proven that those who consume more leafy and green vegetables will have more matured mental function than those who eat less vegetables.

Antioxidants, B vitamins, fibers and trace minerals are available in green and leafy vegetables, legumes and grains. Eat those foods which are rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and energy boosting fat free proteins that are loaded in cereals, grains, pasta, whole-grain breads, potatoes and yams. Sugars digest faster than complex carbohydrates. This diet helps to keep the blood sugar level at a steady level and maintains a constant energy level to your brain. Refined flour products are not recommended as they are removed of their nutrients and low in fiber.

It is okay if you use table sugar or honey in moderate amount, but lacks vitamins and minerals. Have only a few teaspoons daily. Avoid high-fructose corn syrup that raises triglycerides more than sucrose.

A healthy brain diet should contain more proteins as it is an essential component that induces effective brain functioning. Neurotransmitters are created by this protein through the amino acids they have. Neurotransmitters act as a messenger between one brain cell to another. So brain cells transmit many signals to all body parts for their regular activities. Milk and milk products are good sources of protein. Amino acid proteins are rich in food items such as green leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. In order to have a proper brain feed, the brain diet should be an individual part of your diet.