Foods to build up Memory

By : Godoctr Team    Posted : 08-07-2016    2086    1    Like
Foods to build up Memory

Our brain requires 20% of body’s metabolic energy to work efficiently. And to keep it going, healthy eating is an absolute necessity. Brain requires monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (MUFA and PUFA), glucose, omega fatty acids, DHA and carbohydrates to maintain mental health and sharp memory. Few brain foods are listed below.


Avocadoes have generous amount of mono unsaturated fatty acids and Omega 3 which are essential for brain development and maintenance. It lowers cholesterol and aids in absorption of antioxidants which neutralises harmful free radicals. It is also a good source of vitamin K and potassium which reduce the risk of stroke.


These are major source of complex carbohydrates and give a steady supply of energy to the brain. Legumes and beans are also rich sources of omega fatty acids and folate. Beans are rich in fiber and antioxidants and are really good for your waistline.


Broccoli is considered as a super food for whole body. It is packed with beta-carotene, vitamin C, iron, B vitamins, calcium, fiber and vitamin K. It protects from free radical damage and improves blood circulation to the brain. It eliminates heavy metals from the body which may damage the brain.


It is another major source of complex carbohydrates and fiber to balance blood sugar and yet provides enough glucose to brain. Quinoa is gluten free and can be consumed by people with celiac disease.


All types of nuts, especially walnuts and almonds are greatly profitable for the brain and nervous system. It is another rich source of omega fatty acids and vitamin E, B6. It is known to prevent many forms of dementia.


Some edible seeds such as sunflower, chia and pumpkin seeds contain rich mix of omega fatty acids. These contain many anti oxidants. Apart from boosting memory and mental health they also contribute to healthy digestive system.

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