Gardening for the brain? Why not? Growing food that will sharpen your brain is indeed more than the benefit you can get. Go natural and grow these delicious food that will sharpen your recall, fire-up your focus and boost your energy. Smart gardening, isn’t it? Here are the top 5 brain boosting food for you to grow.
Known as borecole, “the queen of greens”, “the new beef” and “a nutritional powerhouse”, kale will surely power up and detoxify your brain and your body. Kale is bursting with manganese that protects your brain. It also an amino acids, L-tyrosine, which give you a mental lift. It keeps you memory sharp and increase your ability to solve problems. Kale also have a potent anti-aging agents for the brain.
These fiery-tasting chilies contains compound called capsaicin which is known as a natural fight fighter. Capsaicin opens your nasal passages, stimulates digestion and an effective pain reliever. Our brains has receptors for capsaicin that releases endorphins, a calmness promoting neurotransmitters, making us easier to focus.
Known as a natural antidepressant, this root veggies is rich with vitamin that help the brain to process the data quickly and sift through your memories. But wait there’s more. Beets also contains an amino acid, phenylalanine, that helps in relaying signals from one brain to another. Aside from its brain boosting roots, its greens is rich in folate that help in prevention of cognitive impairment.
Berries are good for your memory. These small, delicious fruits consists of natural compound that boost your brain. These berries are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that helps reduce that brains oxidative stress and inflammation which is associated in dementia and Alzheimer’s. Strawberrries are rich in fisetin that builds long-term memory strength. Raspberries and blueberries have anthocyanin compounds that protects brain neurons link to memories and promotes communication between brain cells. A British study have shown that a cup of blueberries a day improves your memory in a few months.
Studies have shown that people who people who died from Alzheimer’s Disease have very low to no level of folate. Another study from Korea in 2008 found that individual who were folate deficient were 3.5 times more likely to develop dementia. Asparagus, describe as cleansing and healing vegetable, is rich in folate and high in antioxidant which help you boost your mood.
Are you suffering from hang over? Korean researchers found that asparagus extracts boost levels of enzymes that breaks down alcohol. Try asparagus as your hangover remedy.
Your brain might be starving from these nutrients. So, grow and feed your brain with these foods. Who would have thought about how gardening can help you be smart?