Exercise is number one on the list to keep your brain young and healthy, it is as easy as walking
It is been found that mice that exercised the most experienced greater neuro-development than those mice that were sedentary. Although, it is known that heavy exercising such as aerobic exercise is better than stretching and toning.
A similar study taken over 2000 elderly man showed that those who have walked more than 2 miles a day had a decreased risk of dementia than those who had walked less than a quarter-mile per day.
It is essential that your diet contains omega-3 fatty acids, your body cannot manufacture omega-3 you can only get them from foods. Your brain is composed of 60% of DHA fats omega threes are the building blocks for your brain.
You can get omega-3 from salmon, shrimp, sardines, avocados, flax seeds, and walnuts.
Fish has always been known as brain food, wild fish rather than farmed fish has lower levels of mercury, and mercury is toxic to the brain.
Antioxidants reduce oxidative stress damage to cells caused by free radicals. Foods with high levels of antioxidants such as blueberries, strawberries, prunes, grapes, tomatoes, kale, broccoli, carrots, papayas, and several other vegetables are rich in antioxidants. Although taking antioxidants in the form of foods is the best, supplements such as vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid.
Vitamin B is a water-soluble vitamin it does not accumulate in the body, it is very safe and difficult to overdose. Instead of taking just a particular vitamin B (such as B12), take a vitamin B complex which includes the various forms of the B vitamins such as niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), thiamine (B1), biotin (B7), folate (B9), pantothenic acid (B5), and B6 and B12.
The last form of brain health is the most painful, avoid sugar, and reduce carbohydrates. Too much sugar consumption can lead to high blood glucose levels and insulin resistance both of which have been associated with increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Some carbohydrates raise blood sugar levels, this is typically measured by the foods glycemic index.
Foods with fiber delay the release of glucose from the for whole fresh fruits are better than fruit juices simply because the Jews have no fiber. Unfortunately, starchy white foods such as rice potatoes and bread are very high glycemic carbohydrates.