The brain is one of the largest, most complex, and most powerful organs in the human body, made up of more than 100 billion nerves that all work together to enable the human body to perform its basic functions.
It' s such an important organ when you consider how it controls several important aspects of our lives, including our thoughts, memory, language, emotions, touch, motor skills, eyesight, breathing, temperature, hunger, and any process that affects our body regulated.
Not only is it important for the proper functioning of other organs in human blood, but it is also a powerful tool capable of generating the highest levels of awareness and the mental processes through which we perceive, act, learn and ourselves recall.
While a typical computer is operated with 100 watts of power, the human brain only needs 10 watts, which is ten times more energy efficient than a computer and has a storage capacity of between 10 terabytes and 100 terabytes.
Despite the performance of the brain, it is often difficult for us to reach its full potential, which for various reasons culminates in our forgetfulness. One study found that around 56% of information is forgotten within an hour, 66% after a day, and 75% after six days.
Those crass stats may not mean much to many people out there, but forgetfulness is one of the worst nightmares for many students struggling to remember information.
The result is that many of these students find it difficult to pass their exams without any problems. Not only is the problem specific to students in higher education, it is a fate that high school students and even elementary school students suffer.
While just one approach may not solve the problem, one approach that might solve the problem is eating healthy. Eating foods that support memory and brain function helps maintain good blood flow to the brain. Below are seven such foods:
Substances like caffeine energize and help focus. It' s found in coffee, chocolate, energy drinks, and some medicines.
Fish are an excellent source of protein that is known to improve brain function due to its high content of omega- 3 fatty acids.
3. Nuts and chocolates
These are excellent sources of vitamin E, which are antioxidants and in some studies have been linked to less cognitive decline in old age.
4. Whole grains
Whole grains like popcorn, oats, and whole grain bread help add the much- needed fiber and vitamin E that are good for brain function.
5. Fresh fruit
Fruits like blueberries contain natural sugars, which are needed for brain stimulation. Apart from that, they contain powerful antioxidants and other nutrients that are good for memory.
Tomatoes contain lycopene and beta- carotene, which are powerful antioxidants that improve cognition and promote overall brain health.
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