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brain_health2You’re smart. No doubt about that. But wouldn’t you like to be smarter?

Wouldn’t you want to have a better memory? Have your brain kicking when it needs to? A strong brain is similar to a strong body. It can do things that a weaker brain can’t.

It gives you confidence knowing you have what it takes to the job done. And it’s great to show off.

A strong brain will last longer. It’ll keep diseases at bay.

You strengthen your body with the right supplements, food and exercise. But are you strengthening your brain? Are you giving it what it needs so that it can give you what you need?

Whether it’s to make you do better in school, make you shine at work or think up new ways to wow your girl. Your brain needs to be nourished to perform well.

To do just that, we’ve compiled a list of the top three nutrients you need to strengthen your brain.

 1. Curcumin


If you’re a fan of Indian cooking then this one is something you’re not missing out on. Curcumin, the main polyphenol in turmeric (curry spice) is a nutrient that can do wonders for your brain. Research has shown that curcumin has the potential to improve cognitive decay in those with Alzheimer’s disease. It can also potentially improve the brain of individuals who have traumatic brain injuries. If that wasn’t enough, studies have shown that curcumin also has other health benefits. These include potentially helping improve high cholesterol, diabetes, inflammation. It’s also found to have potential anti-cancer properties.


2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Found in fish such as mackerel, sardines, and salmon. And in plant based foods such as flax seeds, krill, chia, kiwi fruit, butternuts, and walnuts. Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty acids. Studies have shown that they can potentially improve the cognitive decay in the elderly. They’re also have been used in potential treatments for persons with mood disorders. Omega-3 fatty acids have been been used to improve the cognition of people with brain injuries and like curcumin, used to improve  the cognitive decay of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Essential in building cell membranes in the brain, omega-3 fatty acids also have other health benefits. They include being used to potentially protecting you against heart disease and possible stroke.

3. Flavonoids

Flavonoids (from the Latin word flavus meaning yellow) are a class of plant secondary metabolites. They are phytonutrients and were once considered to be vitamin P. Flavonoids have been used to help improve the cognition of people along with exercise. They are also have been known to potentially improve the cognitive function of the elderly. Besides their benefits to the brain, they are great anti-oxidants. This has resulted in them being able to give you anti-oxidant benefits such potentially protecting the brain and nerve cells from oxygen based damage. Research has shown that flavonoids are also great at helping deal with inflammation and even potentially helping you fight heart disease. They can be found in Cocoa, green tea, Ginkgo tree, citrus fruits, wine (higher in red wine), dark chocolate.

Are you missing out on any of these top three nutrients? Or is your brain well equipped to do what it needs to?

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