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Taking Care of Your Brain

Fullerton : CA : USA | Jun 27, 2012 at 11:37 PM PDT
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It is important to take care of your brain health. A healthy brain is required for the proper functioning of your body.

Do not take your brain health for granted. Mostly, brain issues start cropping up when you enter your 50s, which is why people don’t pay much attention to the brain when they are young. To keep your brain healthy and to keep ailments, such as amnesia or dementia at bay, it is important to take care of your brain.

Given below is your guide to a healthier brain:

Eat for the Brain

Research says that diet has a correlation with your brain. What we eat affects your brain, both negatively and positively. It is important to eat the right thing for a healthy mind.

Protein is very important for your brain health and growth. Protein rich foods, such as fish, turkey, chicken and beans must be a part of your diet. However, avoid fish that have mercury in large amounts, such as tuna. Also, add fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, as they are rich in nutrients that are required by your brain.

It is also important to know the foods that can affect your brain negatively. Spices and fat-heavy foods are bad for your brain as they slow down your thinking process. Trans-fats are also very bad as they harden the cell membrane, which affects the functioning of the brain.

Drink for the Brain

Drink water for your brain to function effectively. Your brain needs water; it is important for it to stay hydrated to work properly. Water is required by every cell of your body. If there is not enough water in your body, it will affect the blood flow to the brain, which affects its functioning. Other fluids, such as milk and juices are also great but can never replace water. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water daily.

Exercise

Exercise is important for your mental health. It promotes blood circulation to the brain, which keeps it healthy and active. There are also some brain-specific exercises to test your brain to keep it healthy. They mostly consist of tasks, such as puzzles that put a little pressure on your brain to test your skills and improve your functionality.

Walking is also good for your brain as it controls the sugar level in the blood, which improves the blood flow that is important for your brain.

Meditation

Your brain needs some time off. It is working even when it is asleep, weaving dreams and plans for you. Meditation is your best bet when it comes to calming your brain.

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To sum it all, make sure you make healthy habits a part of your brain. Your brain health is directly linked to your body’s health. Adopt healthy activities that promote a healthy mind. Breathe in fresh air, eat healthy meat, exercise, stay fit and bid adieu to stress to have an active mind.

PaulCook is based in Fullerton, California, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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