A certified doctor of naturopathy, clinical nutritionist Michelle Shoffro told how to improve brain function.
According to Michel Shoffro, in addition to various forms of thought process, to strengthen the health of the brain need to be physically active and to review your diet.
First of all, the expert emphasizes these seven principles of good brain function.
Reduce your intake of red meat and dairy products. Saturated fats found in meat and dairy products, can stimulate the production of cholesterol and beta-amyloid plaques that trigger memory loss and Alzheimer's disease.
Note the medications that are being treated. In a study published in the medical journal JAMA Neurology, the researchers found that preparations containing anticholinergic drugs increase the risk of dementia, brain dysfunction and shrinkage.
Anticholinergic drugs - a large group of medications used in the treatment of hypertension, heart disease, lung disease, insomnia and other ailments. These drugs include, for example, Paxil, Benadryl, diphenhydramine, brompheniramine, and others.
Add the diet foods with beneficial nutrients to the brain. For better brain function the body requires a sufficient number of amino acids from protein foods, complex carbohydrates for energy and healthy fats such as Omega-3.
Michelle Shoffro recommends adding to the diet of chia seeds, flax, sunflower, avocado, coconut, whole grains and legumes, nuts.
Eat regularly. To function properly, the brain needs a constant supply of "fuel" and a stable level of blood sugar. The best way to meet these conditions - on a regular basis, every two to three hours, snacking on something containing protein or fat.
Make time for physical activity. Five days a week, cut out 30 minutes for exercise. For the good functioning of the brain has to be enriched with oxygen. The blood supply to the brain provide regular exercise.
You can organize long walks, skiing, dancing, or choose a suitable for your type of load.
Avoid foods containing trans fats. Trans fat - is a chemically modified fat, that comprise many margarine and processed and the finished products. They are dangerous for the organism and toxic, and increase the risk of stroke damage vital cell membrane structures, including brain cells.
Trans fats are found in margarine, mayonnaise-store, fast food, meat and other semi-finished products, powdered soups, potato chips, donuts, candy and many purchase baking.
Reduce your intake of sugar. Sugar triggers the development of a host of health problems. A large amount of sugar in the body increases the risk of inflammation, which can lead to brain diseases. Try to replace sugar sweets for fresh fruit, dried fruit or honey.