When it comes to stay fit or having a better health, obviously we think about Neck down wards. But the Brain health also plays a significant role in almost entire things you do: like thinking, feeling, remembering, and working, playing, eating and even sleeping.
The prominent evidence recommends several steps that you can take to keep your brain healthier according to ageing. These steps might help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias [Memory loss]
Healthy diet for the Brain is one of the most effective ways in improving memory when combined with physical, mental activity and social interaction.
Recent research has revealed certain foods might reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and shown to be protect brain cells.
- In general, dark-skin fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidant levels. Such vegetables include: kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, beets, red bell pepper, onion, corn and eggplant.
- Fruits with high antioxidant: prunes, raisins, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, plums, oranges, red grapes and cherries.
- Cold water fish are loaded with high beneficial omega-3 fatty acids: Like halibut, mackerel, salmon, trout and tuna.
- Some nuts also useful to make healthy diet: like almonds, pecans and walnuts which contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant.
However it is not clear about how much is enough to eat these foods to get benefits in the brain health. For example, it is not clear about how much quantity of fruits can be consumed to have a visible benefit.
A study of elderly women confirmed that those who eat more green, leafy and cruciferous vegetables were one to two years younger in intellectual function than women those eat few vegetables.
Vitamins may beneficial: There are certain Vitamins, like Vitamin E, or Vitamin E with C collectively, Vitamin B12 and folate might play important role in lowering the risk of developing Alzheimer’s dieses. And aids in memory improvement
People who engage themselves in social interactions will maintain their brain vitality. But again, the grouping of physical and mental activity with social engagement, with the brain-healthy diet is more useful than any of these alone.
One study reported that leisure activities that combine physical, mental and social activity are the most likely to prevent dementia [memory disorders]. In the study of men and women aged 75 + proved that, those who were more physically active, more mentally active or more socially engaged had a lower risk for developing dementia.
Other research proved that sports, cultural activities, emotional support and close personal relationships can have a defensive effect against dementia.
Lifestyle could be the major factor determining the brain health. Just like your body, stretching and brain exercise can keep it fit.
Spiritual practices involves prayer, meditation, yoga, quiet consideration, or any other activity that helps you in slow down and connect with, who you are and what is your Purpose of Life. It is also could be an effective way to fight stress.
In fact, research has confirmed the following positive impacts of regular spiritual practice on human health:
- An enhanced immune system
- Speedy recovery or Earlier discharge from hospitalization
- Better long life