Eating a well-balanced diet of nutrient-rich foods has been proven to help maintain a healthy weight, alleviate a number of medical issues and boost immunity.
But, there’s one part of the body most of the people tend to forget: our brain.
Although the brain represents just 2 % of the total weight of an average adult, according to experts, it actually uses 20 % of the energy we consume. Like the rest of our organs and muscles, this powerhouse benefits immensely from proper nutrition, as it needs energy whether we’re awake or asleep.
Like other bodily functions, most of that energy comes from the foods we consume and research has shown that diet impacts both brain health and cognitive ability. That is our ability to learn, think, perceive, reason and remember. That’s why it’s vital to eat foods rich in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants to keep our minds in tip-top shape. So, what are some of the best things to eat to keep us sharp?
Dr David Lardizabal of the Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, reveals four of the best foods to help us focus.