Earlier this week I posted about the 10 worst foods and the 10 best foods for eating healthy.
Today I found an article about the six foods that keep your mind young.
Before comparing the foods, let’s see what these six foods are:
First, what it isn’t artery clogging fats which put us at risk for strokes. Omega-3 fatty acids — the good fats found in fish — are helpful for your brain because they help keep your arteries clear. They also alter your neurotransmitters and reduce depression.
Here are the best foods to keep your brain young:
Go nuts in moderation as nuts contain monounsaturated fats to keep your arteries clear, as well as levels of precursors of serotonin to boost mood.Â One ounce of nuts a day is just right; make thatÂ 12 walnuts or 24 almonds.Â
Eat more fabulous fish…especially wild salmon, whitefish, tilapia, catfish, flounder, mahi mahi. Fish contains artery-clearing omega-3 fatty acids.Â Try 3 servings a week; a serving is about the size of your fist. (not deep fried)
The joy of soy…beans. (I see some resistance in the audience.) Soybeans contain heart- and artery-healthy protein, fiber, and fats.Â Eat oneÂ cup of soybeans a day. Try fresh or frozen edamame (soybeans) or steam then and add to a salad with a light Asian infused vinaigrette.
Tomato juice and spaghetti sauce are familar.Â Tomatoes contain folate, lycopene, and other nutrients to keep arteries young.Â Drink eightÂ ounces a day of (low sodium)Â juice or 2 tablespoons of spaghetti sauce a day.Â
Good fats–olive oil, nut oils, fish oils, flaxseed, avocadosÂ are contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. 25% of daily calories should be healthy fats.
You are going to love the sixth food:
Real dark chocolate has at least 70% cocoa. Real dark chocolate (bittersweet)Â increases dopamine release and provides flavonoids, which keep arteries young.
Now let’s compare to the previous article about 10 best foods for health:
TheÂ foods that overlap are almonds, salmon,Â and vegetable juice (tomato juice). Now you can add these food to the 10 best foods and continually feeding your heart, your health, and your mind.