Food for your BRAIN

ZalmJe brain is one of the most important organs in your body. Not only are all the processes managed from the control center, but it is also the storage and processing of all the information we get offered daily.

The brains we use to learn to make decisions and the content of the brains us who we are.

Nutrition has a big influence on the functioning of this body. Which nutrients are important and why? After this, the answer to this question!

Below, the contents of the article:

1: Fats

2: Sugar

3: Antioxidants

4: Vitamins and minerals

5: Video clip

6: Finally,


Fats are very important for the function and build your brains. All your brains consist of almost 60% from fat. But these are not just fat, because it is important that the fats in your body be available in the right proportion. The type of fat is namely of importance for the amount of dendrites and synapses in your brains.

Also, the structure of the brain cells is dependent on the type of fat what we have in our body. In addition, the neurotransmitters, the neurotransmitters, in your brains are dependent on the type of fat molecules.

All in all we can conclude that your mood, your concentration, your memory, your ability to absorb information and your intelligence are very much dependent on fat.

If the ratio between the different types of fats is out of balance, this will result in poorer outcomes at work and at school.

In addition, brain cells die because of this.

We all know that saturated fats are not healthy in large quantities. Our diet has become very “satisfied.” Many products are just too much saturated fat and sometimes even trans fats, which not only has a disastrous impact on our body in general, but also on the functioning of the brains.

What implications does this have for your brains, I set up for you at a glance:

By eating the wrong fats, the production of the neurotransmitters brought out of balance. Together with the hardening of the outer walls of the brain cells, this allows for malfunctioning brains by a less efficient communication between different brain cells.

The brain cells go changing structure and are disturbed in their development.

The brain cells can be immune to the substance of insulin, the hormone which ensures the transport of glucose throughout the body. If cells are immune against this hormone, the uptake of glucose is much worse. Glucose is the fuel for all cells in the body, so this will inevitably result in poorer functioning of the brains.

Bad fats also provide for an increase in the bad cholesterol, and a reduction of good cholesterol. This, together with an increase in your Triglycerides in your blood, it will cause you get a higher blood pressure and your veins close silt.

Direct result: Your brain cells work much less and will eventually suffer irreparable damage.

Not only do the saturated fats are a problem. Also, certain problems are going to give unsaturated fats. What? Unsaturated fats are still “good” fats? Yes, but unsaturated fats, we can divide in polyunsaturated fats (including omega-6) and monounsaturated fats (including omega-3).

They are the polyunsaturated fats that often cause problems. These omega-6 fats are absolutely necessary in our body, but too many counterproductive. Especially when the ratio of omega-3 (ie monounsaturated fats) is out of balance. Omega-6 than working-inflammatory. Not only is the production of free radicals is promoted, but also the production of glutamate, a neurotransmitter that kind of attacks cells directly.


So it is very important to get in monounsaturated fats. These Omega-3 fats can include found in fish, fish oil and flaxseed. Omega-3 ensures that the brain membrane remains fluid and that the communication in the brains in an efficient manner will continue to function.


In fish and fish oil can also find the fatty acids DHA and EPA. These fatty acids are also very important for your brains and has many effects on learning and memory. In addition, these fatty acids are of great importance for the development of the brains in children and unborn babies. Thus, the fat in brief:


Avoid sunflower oil, corn oil, mayonnaise, salad dressings, and margarine. These products contain a lot of omega-6.

Avoid products that have been processed industrially. These products are often high in saturated fats, the bad fats.

Oily fish in connection with the high concentration of omega-3 DHA and FPA.

In terms of oil, you can choose the best in this case olive oil, linseed oil or rapeseed oil. These are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.



For your brain cells is exactly the same as for all your other body cells: They need of fuel, in the form of glucose. The glucose which is required to provide the cells of fuel, is made possible by the hormone insulin. After all, if there is Glucose in the blood, extra insulin will be created there to transport it into the cells that need it.


So there is a clear correlation between the functioning of your brains and your blood sugar levels. In order to be able to function optimally your brains is a stable blood sugar level is of great importance.


This is for three reasons:


First, to the fact that a too low blood sugar levels will provide less energy, and thus for less activity of the neurons. Your brains do it yet, but a few big gears lower. This is your achievement and your concentration obviously not good.

A blood sugar levels regularly is too high, will ensure a constant overproduction of insulin. The body cells and, therefore, the brain cells, can thus be insensitive to the insulin, thereby Glucose uptake by the cell can no longer take place. The pancreas then have to create a lot of extra insulin to increase the uptake of glucose still leave a little orderly. However, if also the pancreas becomes exhausted, then there is of Diabetes. The occupations of the synapses are disturbed by a too high insulin levels, which of course has a direct impact on the functioning of your brains.

A high blood sugar levels will also increase the likelihood of the clogging of the conductors, and thus also of getting strokes. Then, too, is the excess of glucose in the blood and react with the proteins present. This gives rise glycated proteins which ensure that the nerve cells in the brains be damaged, and eventually be destroyed. The direct consequence of this is a slow, but steady, decline in the brains.



Also, antioxidants are important for the brains. Antioxidants are substances that can neutralize free radicals in our body. If this is not done, will have the upper hand, the free radicals, which can result in a variety of conditions, including cancer.


Your brains are more vulnerable to free radicals, because this body uses most of all organs of oxygen and free radicals, among others are a byproduct of metabolism. In your brains are so relatively many free radicals. Do you do anything here, then these free radicals accumulate in your brains, with all its consequences. Antioxidants are able to make the free radical harmless.


So it is important to eat food that is rich in antioxidants. To give you a few examples: onions, grapefruit, kidney beans, red peppers, kiwi, cherries, red grapes, oranges, avocados, beets, broccoli, plums, sprouts, raspberries, spinach, strawberries, kale, garlic, blackberries, blueberries, raisins.


Vitamins and minerals

Your brain is a very sensitive organ. Even though there is only a marginal deficiency of certain vitamins or minerals than the brains will respond to this immediately by acting worse. And this happens long before going to manifest physical injury. Of course, your brains very flexible, and you will not immediately notice a shortage. Your brains will continue in a normal manner. But most is not all.


The difference between ordinary performance and outstanding performance.

The big problem is that many of the important nutrients not found in our modern diet. Our current diet is too much poisoned with bad fats and toxic sugars. The vitamins and minerals needed by the brains come to a much lesser extent, in our food, or in any case in the wrong proportions. Your body understands there nothing more of it, and will respond by less optimal functioning.


Regarding your brains works exactly the same: Not enough vitamins and minerals, not the right vitamins and minerals, and especially in the abusive relationship, create imbalance.


If these essential nutrients for a longer period of time are not enough available, which can result in the following:


Poor short-term memory

Slow response


Depressed mood


Anger and aggression

Anxious feelings

Nervous behavior

Irritable behavior


Nutrition is therefore indeed a huge influence on the functioning of your brains. Proper nutrition can really make the difference between ‘normal’ and achieve ‘excellent’ performance. And let’s face it, is so extreme it all. As long as you watch fats and sugars, combined with a healthy and varied life pattern, then you’ve already won 80%.


What will you do with the tips from the article?

I am very curious to hear what you will do with the tips and information from the article to give your brains a boost. Let then certainly as a comment :).