Research is still evolving, however evidence is very strong that people can support their brain function by making the right lifestyle choices. We have collected 7 great tips on how to keep your brain in good shape!
1. Omega 3
You have probably heard it before - it's healthy to eat fish. Fatty fish is especially high on omega 3 fatty acids called DHA and EPA. These two fatty acids support the maintenance of normal brainfunction and normal blood pressure.
This is why food authorities all around the world recommend to include fatty fish in your weekly diet. If you don't eat enough fish (200-400g a week), then Omega 3 supplement is a great alternative on a daily basis. Our Omega 3 supplement has a low heavy metal and toxicity level - very important information, when you shop for Omega 3.
Recommended daily dosage: 1-3 capsules
2. Break a sweat
Regular exersize will elevate your heart rate and increase your blood flow to the brain and body.
Several studies have found an association between physical activity and reduced risk of cognitive decline.
It's all about getting your pulse up! Take the stairs when you can, grab your bicycle, take a brisk walk - every move counts on a daily basis.
3. Take care of your heart!
Evidence shows that risk factors for cardiovascular disease and stroke — obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes — negatively impact your cognitive health. Take care of your heart, and your brain just might follow.
Make sure to monitor and listen to your heart rate/ blood pressure regularly. If you are stressed in longer periods it can affect your heart health negatively.
Eating healthy and regular exersize also support your heartfunction - and so does Omega 3.
4. Brain Foods
A brain supporting diet is high on vegetables, fruits, whole grain, fiber and with limited amounts of fat - preferably unsaturated.
The antioxidants support your cell health by keeping them from oxidation. Go for colorfull foods like red bell pepper, red berries, turmeric, citrus fruits and red cabbage. Further more dark chocolate and coffee also have brain supporting benefits.
Unsaturated fats are found in fx fish, avocados, nuts, flaxseeds and chias seeds.
We have mentioned this many times, but respecting your body's need for sleep is extremely important for your general health - this also goes for your brainfunction.
Not enough sleep can challenge your memory, concentration and general thinking. When you sleep your body detoxify - it flushes out toxins and basically clears the mind for a new day.
If you have trouble falling asleep, try Magnesium before bedtime.