(ORDO NEWS) — The brain is an organ that is affected by our diet. To maintain good cognitive function, it is important to consume certain foods. Dr. Ismail Bozkurt, a specialist in brain, nervous system, and spine surgery, has shared the following information:
Water: Most of our body is composed of water, and dehydration can lead to an increase in the hormone cortisol. This hormone can negatively affect the part of the brain responsible for storing information and weaken our memory. Cortisol also increases the production of adrenaline, which can cause memory problems.
Onions: High in antioxidants, onions are beneficial for boosting the immune system due to their probiotic properties. They also strengthen memory and protect against perception and memory problems such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Eggs: Eggs contain vitamins A, D, and B12, which are necessary for the part of the brain responsible for memory. They also include tyrosine, an important amino acid that is needed for brain signaling and wakefulness.
Kiwi: Rich in antioxidants, kiwi is important for the health of blood vessels and the brain. It increases brain efficiency and improves memory. It is also high in vitamin C and potassium.
Foods with B vitamins: Yogurt (natural), meat, fish, legumes, and green leafy vegetables are good sources of B vitamins, which help keep the brain healthy. A deficiency in B vitamins can cause damage to the brain and nervous system. B vitamins also play a role in the treatment of neuropathic pain caused by diabetes mellitus.
Foods containing omega-3: Omega-3 is an essential nutrient for brain function, as most of the brain’s dry mass consists of fat cells. Omega-3 fatty acids affect behavior and cognitive performance and can be found in salmon, tuna, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, herring, walnuts, flaxseed, hazelnuts, avocados, and soybeans.
Blueberries: High in antioxidants, blueberries help keep the brain healthy by protecting against stress, improving memory, and reducing forgetfulness.
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