Monday, September 22, 2008

Brain Boosters

Want to sharpen your memory? The key lies on the foods you eat.
They can directly affect the way your brain performs, boost your intelligence quotient (IQ), focus your concentration and keep your mind young.
Purpose-driven eating is very important; you must eat for brain growth and development, to prevent cancer and to stabilise hormones.

So what brain foods to choose for you and your children?

I will lists a few for you to choose.

1. Yogurt - Good source of protein and vitamins B & D, which are vital for the growth of brain tissue and neuro-transmitters. Yogurt is preferred over milk because a semi-solid food is a better choice for a growing child, it is pre-digested and is easier for a child to process.

2. Beans - Provides energy from protein to complex carbohydrates which
are good brain food. Proteins are needed to synthesise thenucleic acid of brain cell. Green & red beans are good, as far as soya beans go, it is best to consume fermented soya products.

3. Berries - High levels of antioxidants, such as vitamin C, which can help
prevent cancer. Some studies have also shown improved memory.
Choose strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and cherries,
they contain less sweet and present less sugar problems; also they
have antioxidant values.

4. Wholegrains - Provides gradual release of glucose that the brain needs to
function due to the fibre regulating it release. It also contains B vitamins.
The slower release process of glucose prevents glucose swings - the process
in which a child is energised and then quickly become fatigued.
These mood changes are unhealthy for a child.

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