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Some foods to boost the brain and memory

Some foods to boost brain and memory

   What's brain and how does brain function.
Mammals brain is a central organ system that serves as the center of the nervous system in human and most invertebrate animals. and with the spinal cord makes up the central nervous system. 
The brain is the most highly specialized organ, protected by cranium.             It made up of three part;
  • Hind brain
  • Forebrain
  • Midbrain
There are sub_part of the brain which control all the activities of mammals both vertebrate and invertebrate animals. Thou human are be classified as Aves in most cases. Both there's still a beat difference between Ave and mammals such as:
  • Ave exhibit oviparous mode of reproduction, (lay eggs) while mammals exhibit viviparous mode of reproduction (they give birth to young ones).
  • Ave bodies are covered with feather, while mammals are covered with hairs.
  • Absent of teeth in Ave, while present of teeth in mammals (dentition).
There are some similarities between them:
  • They both have four-chambered heart.
  • Reproduction is sexual.
  • Fertilization is internal.
  • Two pairs of limbs.
  • Gaseous exchange by lungs.
  • Show parental care for young ones thou is limit in Ave. 
The sub_part of the Brain are:
  • Cerebrum' which is the largest part of the brain and made up of two cerebral hemispheres (right and left), each hemispheres is sub_divided into four "lobes" are; pariental, temporal, frontal,  and occipital lobes. 
It helps in controls all the (voluntary action), such as: walking, running, reading, writing, eating, resting, singing, driving.

It is the seat of intelligence, learning, memory, imagination, reasoning.
Controls sleeping and alertness.
It helps in control body temperature.
It helps in control feeding.
Also osmo-regulation (amount of water in the blood)
  • Olfactory lobes (nose) which receive sensory impulses of smells.
  • Optic lobes receive sensory impulses from the eye (site of vision).
  • Cerebellum which co-ordinate the various muscle action in involuntary responses or reflex action such as: blinking of the eyes, coughing, salivating, jerking of legs or hands, withdraw hands from hot object. 
  • Medulla oblongata also controls some involuntary action of the body such as; heart beat, respiration, digestion. 
Some foods to boost the brain and memory

1. Oily fish Oily fish is a rich source of omega-3, a major building block of the brain. Omega-3s play a role in improving memory and mood, as well as protecting your brain from decline. One study found that people who ate baked or broiled fish regularly had more gray matter in their brains. Gray matter contains most of the nerve cells that control decision-making, memory and emotions. Overall, fatty fish are a great choice for brain health. 2. Coffee Coffee can help increase alertness and mood. It can also offer some protection against Alzheimer's disease, thanks to its caffeine and antioxidants. The caffeine in coffee has a number of positive effects on the brain, including: • Increased alertness: caffeine keeps your brain alert by blocking adenosine, a chemical messenger that makes you sleepy. • Improved mood: Caffeine can also boost some of your “wellness” neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. • Sharper Concentration: One study found that when participants drank a large coffee in the morning or in smaller amounts during the day, they were more effective in tasks that required concentration. Long-term coffee consumption is also linked to a reduced risk of neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

3. Turmeric Turmeric and its active substance, curcumin, have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, which help the brain. In research, it has reduced symptoms of depression and Alzheimer's disease. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier, which means that it can directly enter the brain and be beneficial to the cells there. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound that has been linked to the following benefits for the brain: • May be beneficial for memory: curcumin may help improve memory in people with Alzheimer's disease. It could also help remove the amyloid plaques that characterize this disease. • Relieves depression: it stimulates serotonin and dopamine, which improve mood. One study found that curcumin improved symptoms of depression as much as an antidepressant in six weeks. • Helps in the growth of new brain cells: curcumin enhances the brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a type of growth hormone that helps brain cells to grow. This can help delay age-related mental decline, but more research is needed. To enjoy the benefits of curcumin, try cooking with curry powder, add turmeric to potato dishes to brown them, or make turmeric tea. 4. Broccoli Broccoli contains a number of compounds with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, including vitamin K. This fat-soluble vitamin is essential for the formation of sphingolipids, a type of dense fat found in brain cells.

5. Dark chocolate The flavonoids in chocolate can help protect the brain. Studies have suggested that eating chocolate may boost memory and mood. In a study of more than 900 people, those who ate chocolate more frequently performed better in a variety of mental tasks, including some involving memory, than those who rarely ate. Chocolate is also a legitimate mood stimulant, according to research. One study found that participants who ate chocolate had more positive feelings compared to those who ate cookies. 6. Oranges Oranges and other foods rich in vitamin C can help protect your brain from free radical damage. This is important for brain health, as vitamin C is a key factor in preventing mental decline. Eating sufficient amounts of vitamin C rich foods can protect against age-related mental decline and Alzheimer's disease, according to a 2014 review article. 7. Eggs Eggs are a rich source of several group B vitamins and choline, which are important for the proper functioning and development of the brain, as well as for mood regulation. Eggs are a good source of several brain health nutrients, including vitamins B6 and B12, folate and choline. Choline is an important micronutrient that your body uses to create acetylcholine

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