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These foods will make your brain work better

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Jiya Saini
Jiya Saini is a Journalist and Writer at Revyuh.com. She has been working with us since January 2018. After studying at Jamia Millia University, she is fascinated by smart lifestyle and smart living. She covers technology, games, sports and smart living, as well as good experience in press relations. She is also a freelance trainer for macOS and iOS, and In the past, she has worked with various online news magazines in India and Singapore. Email: jiya (at) revyuh (dot) com

Our diet affects many functions in our body, and there is no exception for the brain. But do we know that there is special brain food, that is, not known to many, and never heard of it.

Here, we explain which foods should be part of the diet to ensure the proper functioning of our brain.

To keep the brain running in the best way it is necessary to include in the diet a nutrient known as Choline.

To keep the brain working at its best it is necessary to include a nutrient called Choline in the diet. Choline is a precursor of acetylcholine, which promotes the speed of transmission of nerve impulses.

According to the Harvard Medical School (USA), choline plays a fundamental role in a wide variety of biochemical chain reactions, including some that are necessary for very basic functions, such as keeping cell membranes intact.

In fact, the research conducted by the institution revealed two important benefits of this nutrient. First, study participants whose diets included a lot of choline were more likely to get good results on memory and cognitive ability tests. Second, images from MRI tests showed that high choline use in the past was associated with healthier brain tissue.

According to Harvard, choline can be found in egg yolks, meats, especially lamb, as well as oats and cauliflower. Milk, peanuts and some types of fish, such as cod, salmon and tilapia, for example, are also good natural sources of choline.

Other important nutrients for the brain are vitamin B12 and iron.

According to the nutritionists consulted by Revyuh, we must eat foods high in Vitamin B12, whose levels often decrease with age, causing dizziness and fatigue. For the brain to receive oxygen constantly, it needs foods that contain iron.

Vitamin B12 deficiency has been associated with memory loss and even dementia, especially in older adults. In fact, one study showed that consumption of vitamin B12 supplements and omega-3 fatty acids by people with early-stage dementia could slow mental decline.

According to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), some good sources of vitamin B12 are meat, fish, milk, cheese and eggs.

Iron proteins, meanwhile, play a key role in normal brain function and its developmental processes. One study showed that even in apparently healthy young adults, variations in iron levels correlate with variations in the integrity of brain structure.

According to the NHS, liver (but avoid this during pregnancy) and red meat are foods rich in iron. In addition to them, other sources of this nutrient include beans, chickpeas, walnuts and dried fruit.

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