Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
Interestingly, kale and other green leafy vegetables such as collard greens, spinach, and broccoli have a shape that is similar to the human brain. They are also very good providers of vitamin E and folate, Morris said. Let’s say that only one cup of raw spinach has 15% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E while a half cup of cooked spinach has about 25% of your daily intake.
Still, researchers couldn’t figure out how folate may protect the brain but they make the assumption it might be because of the fact that folate does lower levels of homocysteine in the blood. The latter is an amino acid that may cause the death of nerve cells in the brain and was also found to be associated with an increased risk for heart disease.
According to Morris and her colleague, avocados promote brain health. They are rich in antioxidant vitamin E and high in antioxidant powerhouse vitamin C.
This creamy treat is a fatty food but with “good” fats that are great for your brain and memory’s health. They are even found to lower the risk of developing the disease of Alzheimer.
Personally speaking, roasted sunflower seeds are just my favorites while watching a movie or when chit-chatting with friends. They are energy boosters and rich in vitamin E, which is known as the brain vitamin.
So, be generous with your health and sprinkle some sunflower seeds on the top of your salad, cake, bread, or even in your breakfast cereals. Sunflower seeds can also be eaten whole, raw or cooked. It depends on how you prefer to take them!
For your daily intake, one ounce of dry-roasted sunflower seeds is more than enough and all the amount that your body needs!