7 Kenyan foods to boost your brain health and memory

Most foods in Kenya are richly enriched with nutrients that are linked to a healthy brain. Others contain nutrients that enhance brain development, while some help in brain alertness and memory. If you want to boost your brain sharpness, include these foods in your diet.

1. Fatty fish

Fatty fish and brain development

When people talk of foods that enrich human brain fatty fish tops the list. About 60% of brain is made up of fats half of that fat is omega 3. Fatty fish are rich source of omega 3 fatty acids.

2. Coffee

Coffee and brain health

If hot coffee is your choice in the morning then, be rest assured that health of your brain is well catered for. The caffeine contained in coffee has several benefits to brain among the include; alertness, sharpened concentration and improved mood.

3. Blueberries

Blueberries and brain health

Research has shown that blue berries have numerous benefits to human body especially brain. Try sprinkling them on your breakfast cereal, and not only your memory will be improved but also your short term memory will be delayed.

4. Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds and brain health

Pumpkin seeds are excellent source of magnesium, iron, zinc and copper. Each of these elements are essential to brain such that magnesium helps in learning and memory, zinc are crucial for nerve signaling, human brain uses copper to control nerve signaling and and lack of iron will impair brain functioning.

5. Oranges

Orange and brain health

Eating at least one orange in a day will enrich your body with vitamin C. Vitamin C is important in brain since it helps in preventing mental decline. Bell peppers, guava, tomatoes and strawberries are among foods rich in Vitamin C.

6. Eggs

Eggs and brain development

Eggs are excellent sources of nutrients like vitamins B6 and B12, folate and choline that are linked to the brain health. Studies has shown that high intake of choline good memory.

7. Green Tea

Green tea and brain health

Just like coffee, green tea is a rich source of caffeine that contributes greatly to the sharpness of brain.

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