A neurologist reveals where to find the necessary nutrients to refresh your memory
He says the old saying: “When the head does not think, the body suffers.” And it is that in times of routine multitasking, forgetting important things is more common and more frequent than we would like. Therefore, certain nutrients can make a difference in your memory by contributing to brain function. This is what we call brain food.
In this way, with the help of Dr. Gabriel Novaes de Resende Battistella, Neurologist and Neuro-oncologist, Member of the Latin American Society of Neuro-oncology (SNOLA), we separate the foods that are good for the brain. paying:
Food for the Brain and Memory
Salmon or Tuna: Increasing your diet with these two fish can benefit you a lot. The omega-3, which is present in good amounts in this duo, helps reduce the time it takes to memorize information.
“The omega-3 found in fish such as salmon and tuna, as well as in walnuts, helps in communication between neurotransmitters, strengthening memory and concentration,” explains the neurologist.
Beetroot: In a recent study, people over the age of 70 drank beetroot juice and underwent an MRI. Researchers have discovered that the drink improves blood flow to the brain. The secret: nitrates, root compounds that improve blood circulation.
Green Foods: broccoli, spinach, watercress, dandelion… all are sources of vitamin K and folic acid, essential for brain health. Vitamin K improves factual memory, while folic acid works in conjunction with vitamin B12 to improve cognitive function in older adults.
Other Important Practices
In addition to foods that are good for the brain, excessive physical activity can have the opposite effect and impair memory. A study conducted by the University of Toronto, Canada, of 90 women aged 50 to 63, all postmenopausal, indicated that the more they participated in strenuous activities, such as competitive swimming, running, aerobics, basketball, and mountain biking, the worse they felt. . . He scores on eight tests of cognitive function, particularly memory and attention. On the other hand, moderate exercise, such as walking, will have a protective effect.
People often think that if a little is good, a lot is better. But that’s not the case here,” explains researcher Mary C. Tierney.
Eating a healthy diet, getting regular aerobic exercise, and getting enough sleep are necessary to keep your brain healthy. But work participation and life satisfaction are two additional factors that benefit the mind.” Baptistella.