Nutrition is the first “medicine” we have available. Here’s what to eat to keep your brain young and fit.
The correlation between healthy eating and health is known to the scientific world long since. And, after all, even if in a different way, too to our ancestors. Which they passed on to us Mediterranean diet.
In fact, if you think about it, We are lucky”. The classic Mediterranean diet offers the body everything it needs to stay healthy. Really recently the Planetary Diet has been devised.
The idea comes from none other than “UNESCO Chair of Health Education and Sustainable Development at the Federico II University of Naples, coordinated by Annamaria Colao, full professor of Endocrinology and president of the Italian Society of Endocrinology“. The innovative diet also appears on Nature Italyan Italian scientific journal.
It is, in essence, aglobal expansion of our food culture. Which will allow the inhabitants of the whole planet to benefit from the positive effects of eating certain elements.
In a broad context like this, it is natural that there are different variations of food plans, suitable for improving as many states of health. Today we will deal with listing foods that “are good for the brain”. The indications come from one well-known pharmacist specializing in nutrition educationthe Dr. Rachele Aspesi.
The specialist also wrote a interesting book by title “Don’t Call It Diet – Health and Energy with Functional Nutrition“, Published by LSWR editions.
What to eat to keep the brain young and fit, the complete list of unmissable foods at the table
Before figuring out what is best eating to keep our brain abilities intactwe have to reflect about one thing. Degenerative brain diseases are not uncommon. And I don’t appear “only” in old age.
The best known form of senile dementia is certainly Alzheimer’s, and its manifestation is associated (erroneously) with the aging of people. In reality, more or less severe cognitive dysfunctions can affect anyone at any age. Obviously for the most varied reasons. And according to recent studies, the consumption of certain foods would greatly help to counteract the onset of various pathologies affecting the brain.
As stated above, the Mediterranean Diet provides us with many useful elements to keep our brain healthy. Let us therefore recall a food list which surely must not be missing in our shopping carts when we go to the supermarket.
- salmon, all blue fish, herring, sardines, mackerel and tuna, because they contain precious Omega 3
- (wholegrain) cereals, nuts and oily fruits, legumes, liver, fish, eggs and dairy products – all contain Vitamins of Group B
- oranges, strawberries, mandarins, papaya, kiwis, lemons, spinach and broccoli, tomatoes, peppers – they are high in C vitamin
- oily fruits, green leafy vegetables, avocados – rich in Vitamin E
- cereals, legumes, nuts, liver, seafood – they contain Iron
- spinach, bananas, artichokes and courgettes, eggs, green leafy vegetables, chocolate offer the Magnesium
As can be seen from this list, there are really many foods that we can and must integrate into our diet. Thanks to the creativity of chefs but also of simple enthusiasts and gluttons it will not be difficult at all to invent some tasty recipes to bring to the table. And maybe share it with friendspromoting healthy habits that will be good for the brain and also for the whole body.
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