6 Foods That Can Boost Your Brain Power

With the right diet, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and react in new ways. (Image via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)
With the right diet, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and react in new ways. (Image via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Scientists have discovered that the human brain has the ability to adapt. With the right diet, your brain can form new neural pathways, alter existing connections, and react in new ways, all of which help improve memory.

The following foods can boost memory power and improve concentration, according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Eggs

Eggs are rich in protein and lecithin, which can boost memory power, increase concentration, and make the brain function better.

Eggs are rich in protein and lecithin which can boost memory power. (Image via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Eggs are rich in protein and lecithin, which can boost memory power. (Image via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Walnuts

Walnuts are rich in minerals — such as calcium, phosphorus, and iron — as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for improving brain health. Those who suffer from bad memory or who feel light-headed may be able to gain improvement by eating one or two walnuts twice daily (once in the morning and again in the evening) on a long-term basis. In addition, including walnuts in the diet can lead to lower blood pressure. Eating walnuts brings longevity, according to classic Chinese texts on herbal medicine.

Pumpkin

TCM believes that eating pumpkin can make one feel more alert, diminish dizziness, and relieve memory loss brought on by exhaustion. The zinc in pumpkin seeds supports the healthy functioning of the brain.

The zinc in pumpkin seeds supports the healthy functioning of the brain. (Image via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

The zinc in pumpkin seeds supports the healthy functioning of the brain. (Image via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Brown rice

Eating brown rice can lead to better nutrient absorption. Brown rice also contains anthocyanins, which relieve oxidative stress in the hippocampus (the area of the brain under attack most with Alzheimer’s disease), and can improve one’s cognitive abilities.

Longan

According to traditional Chinese medicine, longan can enhance nerve function and decrease agitation or irritability. It can also improve one’s appetite.

Black sesame seeds

Black sesame seeds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which are important for the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Two habits for improving brain power

Eat breakfast daily

One’s blood sugar level is lower in the morning. Eating breakfast provides glucose, the brain’s fuel, which can improve concentration and help one perform better in learning and memorizing.

Eating breakfast can help improve concentration, learning, and memory. (Image via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Eating breakfast can help improve concentration, learning, and memory. (Image via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Chew food slowly

Chewing food slowly can help digestion and boost blood circulation in the cerebral cortex, which nourishes brain cells and improves mental capacity.

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