Registered Dietician Nutirtionist, Chrissy Barth has tips to keep your brain young and healthy.
She says, physiologically, good memory depends on your total number of brain cells. In order to keep these brain cells healthy, there are some key habits to follow, including:
Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep.
Exercise for 30 minutes daily.
Take a break.
Barth also says we start to lose brain cells in our 20s and then more so in our 50s and 60s. To help improve brain health make sure to include the following foods in your diet:
Cruciferous Veggies such as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli
Antioxidant-rich berries, especially blueberries (aka "brainberries") as they are highest in flavonoids
A daily dose of nuts and chocolate. Nuts are good sources of the antioxidant vitamin E, which is associated with less cognitive decline as you age. Dark chocolate also has other powerful antioxidant properties and it contains natural stimulants like caffeine, which can enhance focus and concentration.
Omega-3 rich foods such as fatty fish like salmon, tuna, trout, and sardines. Strive to eat three four-ounce servings of fatty fish a week.
You can reach Chrissy Barth at LiveBreatheNutrition, LLC
8912 East Pinnacle Peak, Suite F9-524, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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