Food for Your Brain

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Like our body, the brain needs to do everything possible to work and function properly. It depends not only that we can make the most of now, but also preserve the memory and our capacity intact over the years, and even that we can prevent diseases such as dementia or Alzheimer’s.

A healthy diet and good habits will help your brain to work properly and stay in shape as many years. Know what those aspects that specialists consider it very important to take care of our mind:

Caring for blood circulation .
If the blood through the capillaries of the brain is rich in oxygen and nutrients, over time you’ll have trouble thinking properly.

Take lots of vegetables and fruits .
Choose to your daily diet foods that contain magnesium , iodine and phosphorus as nuts, pasta, beans, those that are rich in vitamin B12: viscera, sardines and ham, and those including folic acid, such as germ wheat, beans and escarole.

No abuse of salt and avoid saturated fats.
These are harmful to your body because they increase cholesterol, clogging arteries and preventing oxygen from reaching the brain.

Concentrate on the flavors.
When in a restaurant feels more subtle flavors of the dish you’re eating and try to identify the ingredients used to prepare.

Forget about the snuff and drink alcohol in moderation .
And is that both substances interfere with the synthesis of neurotransmitters, resulting in injury to the brain activity. Alcohol impairs memory and premature aging of the brain, while nicotine affects blood flow and decreases the ability of attention and retention.

Sleep well.
Because everything we learn throughout the day are consolidated during sleep, is at that stage when procesasmo, assimilate and memorize the daily experiences.

Retrieve the habit of siesta .
15 to 20 minutes only are necessary to help renew and strengthen brain function.

Watch your mouth .
Recent studies have detected a relationship between the deterioration of the gums and the alteration of brain function. It is said that people in the elderly suffering from gingivitis (gum inflammation) are more likely to have memory problems.