By Tushar Grover
In this fast moving world where our mind is so much drenched in the rat race to earn more and live a better life we forget about the basis necessity of our life i.e. better health. For better mental and physical health we need to eat nutrient rich food regularly which supplies energy to do work with full efficiency besides that you need to also workout daily like running in park, riding an indoor cycle, doing yoga etc. to keep our mind and body healthy and stress free.
If we don’t eat good food which is required by our brain for proper working it may lead to frequent stress, anxiety, depression, lack of focus and other problems which could potentially ruin our lives. So for better mental health we need to eat less junk food and more healthy food which is rich in elements like omega 3, amino acids, vitamin D, vitamins, minerals which are required by our brains for development and proper working. Some of the general food items which contains all the nutrients required by our brains includes nuts, green veggies, dairy products, grass fed meat, fruits etc.
Here we have shared some nutrient rich food which is good for your mental health given right below to make your mind active and stress free forever.
Almonds are rich source of energy and helps to restore your body metabolism very fast. It contains proteins, vitamin B6 and zinc which is good for overall body growth and the omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acid presence in almonds helps to enhance your brain power, learning and retaining capabilities besides that magnesium in almonds helps in building the nerve system of brain for better focus and alertness of mind.
Tuna is a rich source of proteins and omega 3 which keeps our brain cells and nerves active all time which prevents any depression feelings, besides that presence of niacin and vitamin B also prevents problems like Alzheimer’s and mental aliments to keep your brain healthy and working. Always eat cooked tuna in grill or oven because raw tuna is not good in taste and also hard to digest.
Oysters are good source of vitamins B12, potassium and calcium which helps brain cell to grow. Besides that 1 Oz. of oyster contains 5 times more zinc than your daily body requirement and zinc being a very important mental health element its high recommended that you consume oysters once in a while if not daily to keep your brain active and agile.
Leafy veggies like spinach and its other family members including kale, collards ,chards, beet greens etc. are rich source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A ,folate and many other useful elements which are necessary for mental growth .The beauty of green leafy vegetables is that you can use them in many ways in your diet like in salads served with main course, in soup bowls, in smoothies, grilled and served with appetizers like whole bread sandwich to get benefits in your health and have good tasty food at same time.
Broccoli is excellent source of fibres, folate, potassium and vitamin c. It tastes good when served grilled as salad or you can make broccoli soup also with little salt and pepper to have good taste. Not to forget that it also comes with benefits in digestion due to the presence of prebiotic enzymes.one should eat broccoli at least 2-3 times a week for better mental health and body fitness.
Salmon seems to be an excellent source of vitamin B12, proteins, potassium and vitamin D.it also contains tryptophan which gets transformed into serotonin which helps to keep you in good mood and prevents any random mood swings and mind diversions. Salmon when grilled on your best grill and served with some salad, add flavour to it which satisfy your taste buds besides providing health benefits for your brain and body.
All kinds of berries including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries etc. are rich source of vitamin C and contains lot of anti-oxidants to keep your brains active. Besides that they are also rich in fibres and some digestive enzymes. They taste good when served with yogurt, grilled, with cereals or in fruit salads
- Chia seeds
Chis seeds contains lot of essential elements required by our body and brain.it contains 11grams of fibres in one once of seeds (28 grams).besides that it also comes with lots of potassium, magnesium and calcium in them and not to forget that it also have enormous amount of brain food in it i.e. omega 3. Its one tablespoon contains nearly 1769 mg of omega 3 which almost fulfils our daily omega 3 body requirement which seems to be in 1000-3000 mg.
Healthy food of any kind helps to increase the immunity of our body which leads to longer life free from any problems.so if you start eating the food from our suggestions above daily in your diet then your brain will become powerful and focused, you will be able to make decisions much more quickly and your mood will always in calm. Moreover you overall body productivity and efficiency will increase many folds.
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