The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

By Tonny Wandella

What you eat makes you who you are. Although you may not literally become what you eat, the nutritional choices do play a vital impact on your general health. Not just that, but there are some meals that can help you maintain or increase your brain’s health. Eating the correct meals to maintain your brain healthy can reduce your risk of getting neurological disorders later in life significantly. Here are some of the top brain foods:

Fatty Fish

Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids include trout, salmon, and sardines. Not only is fat-containing omega 3s composed of 60% of your brain, but it is also required for the formation of brain and nerve cells. Omega-3 deficiency can lead to learning difficulties and despair.


Eggs are high in B vitamins and choline, a mineral. B vitamins aid to delay cognitive decline, and B vitamin deficiencies have been linked to depression and dementia. Choline is used by the body to produce neurotransmitters that regulate mood and memory.

Green Leafy Vegetables

Leafy greens including broccoli, spinach, and kale are high in vitamins K, lutein, folate, plus beta carotene. Vitamin K has been shown to boost memory by assisting in the synthesis of fat inside brain cells.

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