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Improve the way you think with your diet

Diet controls almost everything. If you don’t have a balanced diet you can be assured that something is not going to be balanced. When one thing becomes off balance it can cause a domino affect; affecting everything in your body from simple to serious. If you want to keep your mind sharp as possible there are certain foods that you need to add to your diet. Here are some things that you want to add to your next meal.

Mom always said it to you and you always said it to your kids, “Eat your vegetables!” Not just any vegetable will do. You need to eat those green and leafy vegetables that you probably never really liked. The most beneficial is broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, and green lettuce. These veggies are more then just great tasting, they hold an important role in maintaining memory and the health of your brain.

Don’t forget the fruits. It’s important to squeeze in three servings of fruit each day. The average person doesn’t even get one serving in per day unless you are consciously aware of your requirements you won’t think twice about skipping the fruit. However, it is necessary to help fight cancer and improve brain functions.

Antioxidants have always been said to provide a healthier body but do you know exactly what it does? Antioxidants include some very important vitamins; A, C, and E. and they do some very important work like preventing some oxidative damage done to the cells. Oxidation affects the body a lot like rust does to a bike. Over time, the rust continues to grow and spread which can result in the inability to ride the bike. The oxidation can rust the brain if nothing is done about it.

Fatty Acids, like the Omega-3 is important too. These are polyunsaturated fats and are good for the brain development in all stages of life. Fatty acids work to help prevent that rust from developing and they can improve the amount of time that the nerves signal the body. You can find Omega-3 in your fish; herring, sardines, whitefish, anchovies, tuna, mackerel, and sablefish. However, if you are not a fish fan then try the Omega-3 vitamin supplement.

Your vitamin B’s are very important to the body and without them, your body may go in a downhill spiral. These vitamins are responsible for lowering the blood protein, which can ultimately cause cardiovascular disease and different types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

No matter how well you eat, it’s important to add a multivitamin to your diet. Follow the dosage on the bottle so you don’t consume too much of a vitamin. When you consider a multivitamin, learn to read the labels so you know what is good and what is not. You need folic acid and you need vitamins A, C, and E but you also need other vitamins that are included in a multivitamin.

Feel good and improve your brain function with the right combination of a diet, exercise, and multivitamin.

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