World Alzheimer’s Day 2020: Five foods you must include in your diet to boost brain health

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GB NEWS 24 DESK//

World Alzheimer’s Day is observed annually on September 21 to create awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The theme for this year is ‘Let’s talk about dementia’. This disease impairs memory and other functions of the brain, thereby affecting a person mentally. Though no cure for this disease has been discovered yet, medication and certain types of foods can be productive during the treatment process. These foods can be used for lessening the symptoms or reducing further degeneration. By consuming foods that are good for brain health, people can reduce the risk of mental illness such as these and even boost memory power.

Almonds and Walnuts

Dryfruits such as almonds and walnuts can do wonders for your memory and brainpower. Almonds are rich in Vitamin E is considered as an ideal food for the brain. This dry fruit is often recommended at the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Other than almonds, walnuts, that are interestingly shaped like a brain promote brain health. These nuts rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (a polyunsaturated fat) are vital for the healthy functioning of the brain.

Therefore, regular consumption of almonds and walnuts boosts memory and keep the brain healthy.

Eggs

Those who consume eggs can benefit a lot by having about two eggs a day. The yellow part (yolk) of the egg is rich in nutrients such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, folate and choline. These are beneficial for boosting brain health.

Broccoli

This vegetable that looks like an all-green version of cauliflower is a rich source of vitamin K and Choline (that releases acetylcholine, a protein that boosts memory and brain functions). These vital nutrients are known for enhancing cognitive functions and improving memory, respectively.

Fatty fishes 

Those who consume meat can benefit from fatty fishes such as sardines and salmons. These are rich sources of polyunsaturated fat which are vital for the healthy functioning of the brain.

Turmeric

Small wonder that turmeric (Haldi) is extensively used in most Indian kitchens. This yellow spice is known for its therapeutic properties, and hence it is consumed almost daily in India. Turmeric is rich in curcumin, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. No wonder why some refer to it as a divine potion for the brain. By adding turmeric to their daily diet, people can prevent neurodegenerative diseases that result in memory loss.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

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