A sharp memory will help you memorize your speech and recall it when you are on stage. Eating the right foods can help you avoid brain freeze and keep you calm. Let’s explore what you can eat to support healthy brain function.
1) Consume blueberries on a regular basis. Blueberries should be called “brain-berries”, because they are proven to improve memory and slow cognitive decline. In studies, diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning capacity and motor skills. And, as a bonus, blueberries are filled with antioxidants that protects your brain from oxidative stress and builds your immune system to keep you healthy.
2) Eat foods rich in omega fatty acids can improve your memory. Salmon is one of the most nutritious, brain-friendly foods out there! It’s packed with omega-3 fatty acids to help keep your brain running smoothly — goodbye, brain fog — and improve memory. Eating 4 ounces of wild caught (not farm-raised) Alaskan salmon (free of mercury & toxins) two or three times a week.
3) Eat nuts and seeds, which are good sources of vitamin E. Add an ounce a day of walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, and nut butters, such peanut butter, almond butter, and tahini, can improve your cognitive health.
4) Eat avocados. Avocados are almost as good as blueberries in promoting brain health. The avocado is fatty fruit, but it’s a monounsaturated fat that contributes to healthy blood flow. Healthy blood flow means a healthy brain. Avocados are high in calories, so I suggest adding ¼ to ½ of an avocado to one daily meal as a side dish.
5) Beets reduce inflammation, are high in cancer-protecting antioxidants and help get rid your blood of toxins. The natural nitrates in beets boost blood flow to the brain, helping mental performance. Plus, during tough workouts, beets help boost energy and performance levels, which is a bonus to every speaker.
6) Bone broth is the ultimate food for healing your gut and, in turn, healing your brain. Its high levels of collagen help reduce intestinal inflammation and healing amino acids like proline and glycine keep your immune system functioning properly and helps improve memory.
7) Broccoli – Your mom got it right when she told you to eat your broccoli. It’s one of the best brain foods out there. Thanks to its high levels of vitamin K and choline, it will help keep your memory sharp.
In Part 2 of this topic will share another 7 foods that prime your brain’s focus and memory. Integrate them into your diet and you’ll be healthier, happier and more focused.
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