4 Foods That Can Boost Your Brain Ability

4 Foods That Can Boost Your Brain Ability

Eating healthy foods is something everyone should do. Not only is it beneficial to maintain the immune system, but healthy foods can also affect the ability of the brain. According to nutritionists from the American University in Washington D.C, Janis Jibrin, RD, healthy foods containing antioxidants can protect brain cells from damage.

"Antioxidants protect the lining of brain cells from damage caused by free radicals, which are harmful molecules that cause inflammation and the result of factors such as poor diet or smoking habits," he said. In addition to antioxidants, many nutrients are good for brain health. So, what foods can affect the sharpness and ability of the brain?

1. Fish

Must know slogan that is often thrown by the Minister of Marine and Fisheries of Indonesia, Susi Pudjiastuti ie 'do not eat fish, drown!'. The slogan is motivated by the benefits of fish is very good for the body and brain.

Especially the origin of omega-3 fats contained in fish contribute greatly to brain health. "Brain membranes use these fats to improve cell structure and brain signals, which means cognitive functioning also gets better," says Vasanti Malik, ScD, a scientist at the Nutrition Department at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Based on research, eating fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel fish, and tuna fish once a week can help cognitive decline and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's.

Chong Qing Grilled Fish (Liang Seah)

1 Liang Seah Street #01-05/06, Singapore 208829
Bugis MRT
Daily : 12:00pm - 01:30am
+65 6333 9148
S$15 - S$35 per pax

Fish & Chicks (Ang Mo Kio)

531 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 Happy Hawkers, Singapore 560531
Ang Mo Kio MRT
Daily : 11:00am - 09:30pm
+65 9828 3490
S$10 - S$20 per pax

Ah Ter Teochew Fishball Noodle Bar

5 Lorong Telok, Singapore 049018
Clarke Quay MRT
Monday - Friday : 09:00am - 04:00pm, 06:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday : 09:00am - 03:00pm
Sunday : Closed
+65 8222 0180
S$10 - S$20 per pax

2. Chocolate

Chocolate is much-loved, not just because it tastes sweet, but chocolate is predicted to change a person's mood for the better and can even reduce stress. Chocolate or cocoa contains strong flavonols. These compounds act as antioxidants that help maintain brain stem cells that function to produce new brain cells. "Flavonol has also been shown to support the hippocampus, the part of the brain involved in memory and mood," says Dennis Steindler, PhD, director of Neuroscience and Aging Lab at Tufts University.

Laurent's Cafe & Chocolate Bar

80 Mohammad Sultan Road #01-11 The Pier at Robertson Quay, Singapore 239013
Fort Canning MRT
Monday : 06:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday - Sunday : 01:00pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday : 01:00pm - 01:00am
+65 6235 9007
S$10 - S$30 per pax

Chocolate Origin (Changi Village)

4 Changi Village #01-2084, Singapore 500004
Changi Airport MRT
Monday - Thursday : 12:00pm - 09:00pm
Friday - Sunday : 10:30am - 10:00pm
+65 6542 2939
S$5 - S$10 per pax

Ninethirty by Awfully Chocolate (East Coast)

131 East Coast Road, Singapore 428816
Eunos MRT
Monday - Thursday : 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday : 12:00pm - 01:00am
Saturday : 09:30am - 01:00am
Sunday : 09:30am - 11:00pm
+65 6345 2190
S$20 - S$40 per pax

3. Whole grains

It is well known that grains such as wheat, rice, quinoa, and sesame seeds contain fiber and these carbohydrates can help the brain to focus attention. Even whole grains or so-called whole grains can also help keep blood sugar levels stable.

4. Caffeine

If you are a coffee or tea lover, be happy. The reason the caffeine contained in both can help protect the cognitive decline of the brain. According to research in Florida, people who consume about 500 milligrams of caffeine daily or the equivalent of five cups of coffee, can prevent memory problems in humans.