Your brain needs good blood flow to function optimally & dementia and other age-related brain diseases can be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. There are healthier and tastier drinks that you can prepare right at your home and that not only keep you physically strong but also mentally healthy. So, ditch those empty-calorie, sugary sodas and drinks with these healthy and fresh juices and smoothies instead to give your health a natural boost and also keep you energized throughout the day.
The superfood contains various nutrients that support mental health and cognitive functions. Carrots are rich in potassium which encourages normal functioning of the brain thereby preventing stroke. It is also an excellent source of beta-carotene, a substance known for boosting brain power.
They contain flavonoids and the chemical anthocyanins that repair the damage caused due to inflammatory mediators.
They may also prevent the loss of memory due to aging. Berries enhance the functioning and creation of neurons. These are also fantastic for protection against dementia as they reduce oxidative stress and protect the veins and arteries from clogging.
Make Green Berry Cocktail- Take 1 cucumber, 1 handful spinach, 2 kale leaves, 1 cup berries, 1-inch ginger. Juice all ingredients, stir and enjoy!
Beets are a nutritional powerhouse—and so is the juice. It increases levels of nitric oxide, a blood gas that improves blood flow to the brain.
Pomegranate is a powerhouse packed with antioxidants, phytochemicals and other compounds that are beneficial for mental health. Antioxidants are useful because they protect the cells from free radical damage.
Bananas are the ultimate fast food. If you’re in a hurry, make sure you grab a banana to eat on the go. Not only are they sweet, tasty, cheap and nutritious but they have also been shown to boost concentration. Bananas contain potassium, an essential mineral that plays a key part in keeping your brain, nerves, and heart in great working order.
They are super easy to store, just keep some chopped banana in the freezer and blend with juice or milk for an instant power smoothie.
Spinach is known as brain food because it contains lutein, folate, and beta-carotene, which have been linked with preventing dementia and increasing brain function and concentration. Blending two cups of spinach with half a cup of cubed melon, half a cup of Greek yoghurt and a few tablespoons of water is an easy way to create an energising smoothie to keep you going. You can add some ice cubes if preferred, and sweetener.
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