Feed your brain!
If you write a dissertation, prepare for the session or prepare a complex speech for a meeting at work, then you definitely need to feed your brain! You will also need it in the case of vitamin deficiency or just while seasonal depression. For the good brain work, you should feed it properly, otherwise the system will fail. There are several products that will help enhance memory, improve reaction and become more concentrated.
There is a widespread belief that the brain needs glucose, because it is the only source of energy for the brain, and it is really so. Every second nerve cell absorbs glucose from the blood. Our brain consumes 20% of the energy required by the body in general. But the brain is able to accommodate a very small amount of glucose, so it must be ensured by the constant feeding. Honey, walnuts and dried fruit contain digestible glucose.
The form of these nuts resembles the brain and they are really helpful for it. 5 young walnuts make daily requirement of vitamin C. It is necessary for accelerating the mental processes and preventing the premature aging of the brain. Honey is useful for the whole body; it builds up the sufficient amount of microelements and saturates the cells with necessary biologically active nutrients, enhances immunity, helps digestion, cures liver, kidney, and thyroid. The dried fruits also contain a set of useful substances which enhance blood flow and promote the improvement of metabolic processes in the brain. The most useful are raisins and dried apricots.
Dark chocolate is also well known for its properties. Cacao beans contain magnesium – a trace element that is necessary for normal functioning of the memory. It will help you to increase performance and endurance; it makes a stimulating effect and improves tonus of the organism. Due to the content of polyphenols, a moderate amount of chocolate also improves the function of the circulatory system and prevents the formation of blood clots.
Caffeine stimulates brain activity. It is proved that the use of 2 cups of coffee a day prevents the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Caffeine neutralizes the work of adenosine, a substance that is responsible for the fatigue of the body. So, it improves attention, memory, reflexes and even the rate of learning. But it is not recommended to be keen on caffeine.
Apples protect from the destruction of brain cells and prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease as well as caffeine does. Eating apples also prevents stroke, heart attack and even some forms of cancer; decrease blood cholesterol and prevent the development of atherosclerosis. Apples are rich in such trace elements as phosphorus, iron, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, aluminum, fluorine, chromium, zinc and contain 50% more vitamin A than citrus.
I have already mentioned about the beneficial properties of blueberries in “Useful Friends”. Here I want to add that blueberry also provides vigorous brain activity. It contains carbohydrates, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, C, B1, B6, PP. All of this helps to improve the elasticity of blood vessels and make a beneficial effect on blood pressure. Blueberry also reduces the likelihood of deterioration of memory, slows down the aging process of the brain, restores the balance and coordination.
Lemon oil perfectly stimulates brain activity, promotes mental clarity, helps to concentrate. Lemon is rich in vitamin C and potassium, which feeds both the brain and nerve cells, helps to strengthen the immune system. It also has a tonic effect on the circulatory system, is helpful for high blood pressure and can be used for the prevention of atherosclerosis. It should be underlined that if you put a slice of lemon into a cup of hot tea, lemon properties will be lost. But not hot water with lemon on an empty stomach will replace the lots of drugs.