Be Smarter – Foods That Boost Your Brainpower

 

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Whether you are a student or a working person, what you always carry to function well is your brain. The brain is the most important part of our body because it is the one that controls everything. And it is the one that influences our plans, decisions and ideas.

And of course, in order for our brain to function well, it also needs a lot of nourishments. Here are the foods that could strengthen your capacity to think well:

 

  • Avocados

Avocado is a great brain-boosting food because of the Folate that is present in it. Folate promotes brain enhancement and may even prevent Alzheimer’s disease to older people.

  • Collard greens

Collard greens improves the brain’s conduction of nerve signals, therefore boosts brain health.

  • Spinach

Spinach improves your brain capacity by strengthening the synapses of the brain and producing healthy levels of neurotransmitters. Spinach also prevents women from developing dementia, a disease that disables a person to process thoughts.

  • Oatmeal

Oatmeal provides fuel for the brain, which is the glucose. This food is recommended to be included in a daily breakfast or in replacement to rice when you are on a diet.

  • Orange

The thing that makes orange a great food for our brain is the Flavonoid that is present in it. Flavonoid cares about our brain because it boosts our cognitive function and memory.

So, why not take advantage eating these brain-boosting foods that are cheap and easy to find rather than spending tons of money for brain-boosting pills? These foods are delicious, and because of they are the best foods for our brain, it makes us love them even better!

Ways To Resist Temptation To Eat Unhealthy Foods

 

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For us to stay healthy and in good shape, healthy eating habit is a must and stepping away from unhealthy foods at all cost is a necessity. But sometimes, just when we finally decide to separate ourselves from eating unhealthy foods, temptations just try to pull us from our most likely, insurmountable goal.

This leads me into particular realization that, self-evidently, I am one of those few who have been struggling to avoid temptations to the delicious yet unhealthy foods. And with all honesty, it’s not easy. But, of course—when there’s effort, everyone’s going to run off from these unhealthy foods.

What are these foods anyway? Such foods that are commonly classified as unhealthy are junk foods, soda, potato chips, chocolates, luncheon meats, canned goods and a lot more.

Now, how do we suppose to resist eating these harmful foods?

  • Eliminate all the tempting unhealthy foods at home. Remove them from your refrigerator and cupboards and place nutritious set of foods instead.
  • Look for any healthier substitute. For instance, if you are tempted to eat chocolates, basically you are craving for something sweet. Why not indulge yourself in fruits or vegetable salads?
  • Avoid situations that may lead you to crave unhealthy foods like watching movies at home all night. Make yourself busy. Diversion is one way of getting rid of temptation.
  • A ‘No’ is a ‘No’. And since every unhealthy food is a temptation, self motivation and determination to turn down the urge should serve as a challenge and come into play.
  • Set a goal for yourself. Visualize yourself as someone healthier and someone who look better and feels better everyday—all because of healthy diet.

The Heart-Friendly Fruits and Veggies

 

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One of the most vital organs we possess that we would never, ever want to risk for any serious disease is our heart. As an organ which is primarily responsible for proper blood circulation in our body, why would we risk it to developing Cardiovascular Diseases?

There are tons of ways to protect our heart from developing diseases—regular exercise, avoiding stress and of course, eating foods that are healthy and in a way, good for our hearts.

I came across several fruits and vegetables that are good for the heart, and I assure you, they are not just nutritious but they’re also easy to find so there’s no reason for you not to consume them. Anyway, these fruits and vegetables are known to lower down cholesterol and improve heart function, that’s why they’re labeled as “heart-friendly” ones.

  • Fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, avocados, carrots, sweetpotatoes, peas,mushrooms and lima beans are just terrific! They contain Niacin which removes cholesterol out from your body.
  • Counted in the list are Vitamin E rich fruits and veggies. Vitamin E prevents formation of cholesterol that can cause blockage of the arteries, so there’s no way you’ll develop heart diseases. Fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin E are kiwi, mango, nectarines, papaya, berries, peaches, squash and spinach.
  • Fruits and veggies that are rich in Vitamin C also count because they also prevent cholesterol oxidation. Such fruits and veggies are guava, pineapple, passionfruits,broccoli and red and green peppers.
  • Fiber-rich fruits and veggies are also included in the list because fiber stops the absorption of cholesterol in our body. Fruits and vegetable with Fiber are apple, banana, star fruit, oranges, apricots and cauliflower.

These fruits and veggies are not just certified heart-friendly but they are oh-so-yummy! So, start your heart-friendly diet now and eat your way to health. Have a healthy heart!

The Foods That Will Spare You Away From Cancer

 

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Cancer has been known to be one if the deadliest diseases in the world. And because of the growing number of deaths which result from Cancer, researches continue to find the perfect treatment to cure it. But although the knowledge of treatment is necessary, the better thing we actually have to pay attention is how to prevent ourselves from getting Cancer.

Cancer can be prevented through a lot of ways—and one of them is eating the foods that are strong enough to fight cancer cells. What are these foods?

  • The Berries Family

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and cranberries are rich in anticancer agents called Phenols that prevent the formation and growth of tumors.

  • The Cruciferous Vegetables

Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are found to have strong anti-cancer property called Sulforaphane that combats cancer cells.

  • Grapes

Grapes stopsthe growth of cancer cells because they are rich in resveratol. Reveratol is known to stop formation of cancer cells in areas like lymph nodes, stomach and breast.

  • Apples

Let us also start to consider, “An apple a day keeps the cancer cells away”. Apples are rich in anti-cancer compounds known as Phytochemicals that stop tumor growth and formation.

  • Garlic

Garlic is an all around, easy to add ingredient to your meals. This food greatly helps reduce your chances of getting cancer because they are rich in antioxidants that stop the growth of tumors.

The most promising, cheap, and easiest way to put you away from cancer is through healthy diet and knowing which foods are the best to fight against it. So, start you eating these foods regularly now and start living a cancer-free life!