Impact Of Food On The Brain
What To Eat?
Full of fatty acids, proteins, omega-3s, and zinc, nuts can help strengthen your nails. Also, pistachios specifically have been shown to increase brain waves which contribute to your cognition, learning, memory, recall, and other key brain functions. Nuts can be eaten on the side, thrown into a yogurt bowl, or cooked with some of your favorite dishes.
With the high amounts of protein and omega-3s in salmon, you’ll have healthy hair in no time. Studies have shown that the good fats in salmon can encourage hair growth, increase healthiness, and give your hair that beautiful shine. Salmon is amazingly tasty baked or can be enjoyed in your favorite sushi!
We’ve all seen the movies with people placing cucumbers over their eyes, but do you know why? Cucumbers help with hydration due to their high water content and will help give you clear skin. It contains anti-inflammatory agents and many antioxidants to revitalize your skin leading to clean, refreshed-looking skin. Good for a snack on the go or mix it into a salad, you’ll be cleansing your body and looking fresh in no time.
After a meal, we sometimes feel the uncomfortableness of bloating. Rich in potassium, bananas control the cause of bloating which is sodium. Having a banana after a meal or as a snack will help your body control high sodium intake and make you feel less bloated.
If you’re looking for a snack, we recommend going for some raw vegetables. All it takes is a quick wash, and you’ve got a snack for the go that’s high in vitamin C. These vitamins break down the bacteria that grows in your mouth and will actually prevent you from having bad breath. If eating them plain jane isn’t your forte, eat them with a delicious and healthy dip.
Feeling old and not as young as you used to? Fit some kale into your diet to benefit from the anti-aging effects of this vegetable that’s fully packed with vitamin K, vitamin A, and calcium. Not only does it have anti-aging properties, but it also helps prevent blood clots, build stronger bones, and improves your immunity.
Get a whiter smile by snacking on some strawberries. Delicious in a smoothie or eaten fresh, strawberries contain malic acid which breaks down the bacteria buildup on your teeth that causes discoloration. In addition, strawberries strengthen your enamel.
When you’re feeling down, try a bowl of quinoa. It has a significant antidepressant effect that helps turn your mood around. One tip before eating, rinse it very well before cooking to have it taste even more delicious. As the last item on the list and perfect to eat with a wide variety of foods, we recommend mixing quinoa in a bowl with a bunch of the items listed above to get you feeling extra confident.
- 1 Handful of cherry/sliced tomatoes
- 1 Half of an avocado
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Handful of beets
- 1 Half of a lemon
- 1 Egg
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