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Vitamin C and B
While Vitamin C has long been associated with mental agility, B Vitamins are known to guard against age-related brain shrinkage and cognitive impairment. Load up on blackcurrants, citrus fruits, fish, green leafy vegetables, mushrooms, peanuts, sesame seeds, eggs to rev up your brain power.
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Nuts and Seeds
Storehouse of nutrients, a handful of seeds and nuts may help increase your brainpower significantly. Pumpkin seeds are loaded with zinc that play a great role in sharpening your memory. Brain-shaped walnuts are a good source of omega-3 and other essential nutrients crucial for brain functioning and memory skills. Many other nuts and seeds including sunflower seeds are good sources of Vitamin E which is crucial in giving your brainpower a significant boost.
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According to some recent studies, eating blueberries daily can help combat against the onset of short term memory loss. Berries in general, including strawberries, when consumed regularly can help delay age-related memory decline.
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From broccoli, kale, to spinach - green vegetables are full of iron, Vitamin E, K and B9 (folate) which are extremely important for brain cell development, keeping memory related issues at bay. Eating folate-rich foods is also associated with reducing the homocysteine levels which may lead to nerve cells damage in brain. Vitamin K is known to be helpful in cognitive enhancement and increasing mental alertness.
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Enriched with Vitamin E, avocados are also loaded with antioxidants which help in keeping the brain healthy and alert. These are also linked with lowering risks of Alzheimer's.
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These are a good source of lycopene which act against brain cells degeneration and aid in the maintenance and production of new brain cells.
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These are considered to be the powerhouse of energy and help you keep alert and focus better. While consuming wholegrains, energy is released in the body in form of sugar which assists our brain in functioning properly.
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Omega-3 fatty acids as well as EPA and DHA are essential for healthy brain functioning as well as for healthy brain neurons. Fish are also an excellent source of Vitamin E. Vegetarians can substitute fish with soybean oil, linseed oil, and flaxseed oil.