Monday May 21, 2018

Did you know Daydreaming helps to Boost your Brain? Add these Food in your Diet Today

The following are the foods to be included in your healthy diet to maintain and boost your brain.

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Daydreaming tends to boost your brain. Pixabay
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  • According to a recent study published in the journal Neuropsychologia, researchers have revealed that people who went through more frequent daydreaming scored higher level of intellectual and creative skills.
  • They showed efficient and productive brain systems as measured in the MRI machine as a part of the study.
  • Daydreaming could be an indication of higher efficiency and capability of the brain to think, and this would be useful to boost your brain and do wonders when performing tasks. 

The following are the foods to be included in your healthy diet to maintain and boost your brain. These will help you increase the capability of your extra efficient brain even while you daydream. 

1. Vitamin C and B

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Eating egg sandwich in your breakfast will boost your brain. Pixabay.

Vitamin C help to treat mental agility while Vitamin B help to protect against age-related brain illness. Load up your diet with these healthy food to boost your brain: blackcurrants, citrus fruits, fish, green leafy vegetables, mushrooms, peanuts, sesame seeds and eggs.

2. Nuts and Seeds

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Eat fruit and nut salad to boost your brain. Pixabay.

A pocketful of nuts and seeds will help in increasing your brainpower productively and boost your brain with required nutrients. Seeds are rich in zinc that help in sharpening the memory. Pumpkin seeds and Walnuts are an enriched source of omega-3 beneficial for your brain system.

3. Berries

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Berries help to boost your brain by fighting age-related memory decline. Pixabay.

Blueberries help in combatting against the short term memory loss. Berries like strawberries should be consumed with your regular diet to help you fight age-related memory decline. Strawberries also help in treating diabetes.

4. Tomatoes

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Tomatoes help in generating new brain cells. Pixabay.

Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene that stimulate act against brain cells degeneration and help in the reproduction of new brain cells that will boost your brain.

5. Wholegrains

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Wholegraings are energy resourcers to boost your brain. Pixabay.

Regarded as the energy resourcer, wholegrains help to maintain your focus and concentration in a better way. It boost the brain by releasing sugar in the body assisting in effective functioning of the brain.

-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Choosing Vegan Diet, Why it is not Successful in India?

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Vegan Diet Food Items. Pixabay
  • How Vegan Diet helps you healthy body functioning
  • It has some nutritional shortfalls

5 Reasons To Choose Vegan Diet

Being vegan helps in a lot of ways –gives you a healthy body, disease protection, and an overall healthy lifestyle. Vegans choose to eat plant-based products and eliminate animal-based products, dairy products like milk, honey, meat, fish, eggs from their diet. The reason can be to stay healthy, religious beliefs or Ethical values. A vegan diet is nutritionally balanced and is highly beneficial for the healthy lifestyle. Some of its advantages are –

Weight Reduction

A large number of population opt for this diet to do excessive weight loss. The reason behind this is there is less intake of fats which come from animal-based products and high intake of fiber. Vegan Diet includes consumption of healthy food products like fruits, vegetables, nut and other plant-based products which maintain nutritional balance in your body.

Reduces Diabetes and Hypertension

People following Vegan Diet are often able to reduce their blood pressure and sugar level than compared to Non – vegans. Intake of plant-based products helps in reducing the need of insulin for the diabetic patients. As mentioned in various researchs, meat and fish eaters tend to have high blood pressure which is eliminated in the vegan diet.

Avoids Heart and Kidney Diseases

Vegan Diet helps reducing cholesterol in your body. Healthy food intake avoids risky heart diseases and helps in proper functioning of the heart. Plant proteins reduce the risk of the poor kidney function than meat proteins.

Helps to Maintain Healthy Bones

The diet is rich in potassium, magnesium and vitamin K which contributes to the bone health significantly. Calcium Fortified plant milk and yogurts can help in achieving recommended calcium dietary intake which keeps the bones healthy and prevents various bone and dental diseases.

Overall healthy lifestyle

It keeps your mind and body relaxed and stress-free. Prevents you from common body ailments like a frequent headache, body pain etc. Eating healthy food like fruits, vegetables and less intake of fats makes you feel active and energized whole day. It makes you feel good and confident about your body.

Disadvantages

Although Vegan Diet has proved to be beneficial to many it has some nutritional shortfalls as well. Vegans often tend to have various nutrient deficiencies like –

Vitamin B12: Deficiency of Vitamin B12 occurs due to the elimination of dairy products and meat from the diet, for vegans, it can be prevented by taking B12 supplements or B12 fortified foods.

Calcium: Vegan should eat more tofu, tahini, and green leafy vegetables to intake the required amount of calcium in the body.

Iron: Iron is essential to transport oxygen to the blood cells. Eat dried beans and use a cast-iron skillet to prepare the meal to have an iron-rich diet.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids: It is important for cardiovascular health, eyes and brain function. Eating walnuts, soy products, and flaxseed can prevent the deficiency.

Although, It is hard to be a vegan in India as Indians love to eat dairy and poultry products.The most indulgent foods in India consists of milk, cheese, fish, eggs, and meat. But when it comes to healthy living, veganism is one of the best options you can opt for and every non-vegan food in your diet can be replaced by a vegan food.

-prepared by Pragya Mittal of NewsGram | Twitter @PragyaMittal05