Healthy Heart Diet = Healthy Brain Cells
But that’s not all. Not only does a healthy heart = a healthy brain, it also reduces your risk of diabetes, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
For example, researchers at Boston University found that the healthier your heart and blood flow, the slower your brain ages. On the other hand, the worse your heart health, the more rapidly your brain ages.
And as an unhealthy brain starts to age, it actually begins to shrink.
So, if you can remember what you just read, it’s not too late for you. That is, if you’re ready to get started on a healthy brain, healthy heart diet.
Healthy Heart Food for Healthy Brain Cells
Naturally, just like any other part of your body, your brain needs exercise. Physical exercise improves blood flow to both the heart and brain and mental exercise keeps your brain cells functioning at full capacity.
But exercise won’t help if you’re not getting the right brain-power nutrients.
Here are the essential healthy heart diet food groups and the specific foods you need for healthy brain cells. This is literally “food for thought!”
• Fatty acids are important for building your brain and creating the special brain cells that allow you to think and feel. But be sure to emphasize the essential fatty acids from these sources:
- Omega 3 fish oil
- Whole grains
- Raw nuts
- Olive oil
- Fish and seafood
- Lean poultry
- Vitamins C & E
- Fish oil
- Healthy vegetables
- Whole grains
- Raw fruits
For example, choose lean poultry and low-fat yogurt over high animal fat.
The best antioxidant foods are brightly colored red, orange and yellow fresh fruits and veggies, plus green leafy vegetables like salad greens.
How to Have a Healthy Heart & Healthy Brain
A major factor in the healthy heart = healthy brain connection is good blood circulation that delivers more oxygen and nutrients to brain cells.
So what can you do to improve blood circulation flow to your brain?
You need to exercise daily and, if you smoke, quite. Plus, start focusing on a healthy heart diet and the best brain food to help prevent dementia and protect your heart and brain cells from the following conditions:
- Heart disease
- And memory loss
Anyone at any age, with poor blood flow through the heart, has a more rapidly aging brain than someone with good blood circulation. So use your healthy brain cells today to put food-for-thought to work for you.
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