It pays to feed our brain right. It is, after all, the hot seat of decisions in our body and needs specific fuel to function right. So include these five super foods in your diet daily to keep it fit, alert and disease free.
Yoghurt contains amino acid tyrosine, required for the production of the neurotransmitters, which get depleted when we are under stress. So supplementing them via yoghurt can keep your brain buzzing and make you alert, ready to face the stresses of the day.
Eat it: Sprinkle yoghurt with sunflower seeds, chopped nuts or wheat germ for a pleasant crunch. Like it sweet? Mix in chopped fruits and eat chilled.
Have at least a cup a day for sure; two will be great.
Alternate source of tyrosine: banana
This spice contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds that help spice up our brain, keep memory sharp and Alzheimer’s away. Besides the well known anti-inflammatory curcumin, it also contains aromatic turmerone, which according to new research can even boost brain proliferation and help it heal itself.
Eat it: Add to all curries, or have haldi milk at night.
Have half a tsp a day
Alternate source of curcumin: mango ginger, a spice generally used to make pickles.
From HT Brunch, July 26
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