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What are the best nutrients for the brain?

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Submitted by mayajustin on Tue, 08/31/2021 - 00:08

The brain is one of the most important organs in the human body. For this reason, we must be careful with it and with the components that we supply through food or medication intake, since many of them can negatively affect it. Today you will learn how to prevent brain deterioration with these 3 extremely beneficial vitamins.
The studies speak for themselves
Some studies have indicated that 1 in 5 people suffer from problems associated with the brain, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Worst of all, these consequences appear just before reaching the age of 70 and, as you must know, many of these problems have no cure.
Despite the fact that most brain conditions are incurable, it is possible to avoid some of them by taking care of ourselves from an early age. Next, we will tell you which are the 3 extremely beneficial vitamins that will help you avoid the deterioration of your brain.
Vitamin B9, B6 and B12
The first vitamin that you should add to your diet, if you want to protect your brain from cognitive decline, is vitamin B9. This component is also known as folic acid, folacin, folate, or pteroyl-L-glutamic acid.
Although there are vitamins of this type in capsule format, it is important that you also add folic acid to your body through foods rich in it. A clear example of some of them are legumes, such as chickpeas or lentils; the plant having green leaves, such as spinach or peas; the grain and finally the nuts.
If the foods mentioned above are not to your liking, don't worry! There are still 2 extremely beneficial vitamins left to prevent brain deterioration. Next up is vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine.
This vitamin has water-soluble characteristics, which means that your body eliminates it through the urine, so it is extremely important that you add foods rich in it to replace it. If you wonder what foods contain vitamin B6, then you will know some of them: sardines, salmon, lobster, tuna, sea bream, trout, walnuts, white beans, banana, pork, blood sausage, avocado, bacon, corn and many more.
Finally, it is time to talk about the last vitamin: cobalamin or vitamin B12. This is one of the most important in terms of brain functions.
If you want to add the right amount of vitamin B12 to your diet to prevent brain deterioration, you should eat: clams, beef liver, smoked salmon, tuna, crawfish, lobster, shrimp, fortified cereals, beef, Parmesan cheese, egg (chicken, goose, duck, turkey or quail), octopus, among others.
Just by adding the foods mentioned above to your diet you can prepare for the future and, when the time comes to reach old age, you will understand that having followed a diet rich in vitamins B6, B9 and B12 brought positive results to your body but, above all, to your brain.
If you have diabetes or prediabetes, your doctor will likely recommend that you see a dietitian to help you develop a healthy-eating plan. The plan helps you control your blood sugar (glucose), manage your weight and control heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high blood fats.