Fuel the mind with Omega-3
Chia seeds are a great plant based omega-3 source. Omega-3 fats are known to build brain cell membranes, reduce brain inflammation, and promote new brain cell formation.
They are known to improve your mood and memory and give you protection against brain disorders ranging from depression to dementia.
Try our Rocking Rockmelon Smoothie with Chia Seeds.
Regular Physical Activity
Exercise helps memory and thinking through both direct and indirect means. The benefits of exercise come directly from its ability to reduce insulin resistance, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the release of growth factors—chemicals in the brain that affect the health of brain cells, the growth of new blood vessels in the brain, and even the abundance and survival of new brain cells.
Indirectly, exercise improves mood and sleep and reduces stress and anxiety. Problems in these areas frequently cause or contribute to cognitive impairment.
Many studies have suggested that the parts of the brain that control thinking and memory (the prefrontal cortex and medial temporal cortex) have greater volume in people who exercise versus people who don’t.