The 10 foods to be smarter

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Chickpeas, brown rice, yogurt, apples ... and even eggs. here are the 10 foods that best nourish neurons.

1. This

They are rich in prebiotic fibers, which nourish the good ferments of our intestinal bacterial flora (with benefits for the health of neurons). In addition, they relieve constipation and promote the elimination of toxins.

2. Tuna

It is an excellent source of vitamin B6, without which the brain would not be able to produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine (which are used to send messages) or Gaba (which intervenes to restrain them).

3. Brown rice

It tops the list of Age-free foods: harmful compounds that, much like free radicals, cause inflammation, thereby accelerating brain aging.

4. Green radicchio

It is a concentration of essential nutrients for the brain: water, antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, selenium, fiber and glucose (which satisfies the neurons' need for sweetness without raising blood sugar).

5. Acqua

Neurons need a delicate balance of water and other elements, such as minerals, to function efficiently. Chloride, fluoride, magnesium, potassium and sodium enter and leave our brains with every sip.

6. Apple

Contains quercetin, a substance with exceptional antioxidant properties, which the brain uses to fight free radicals responsible for the aging of neurons and the consequent cognitive decline.

7. Chia seeds

Two tablespoons of chia seeds contain over 200 mg of tryptophan needed by the brain to make serotonin. This neurotransmitter that regulates mood also serves to avoid memory deficits.

8 Chicken

With one hectogram you take 1310 mg of phenylalanine. An essential amino acid that is used to make tyrosine. In turn, this (non-essential) amino acid is used by the brain to build dopamine, the pleasure neurotransmitter, which affects attention and problem solving.

9. eggs

They are by far the richest food in choline (a B vitamin) that the brain needs to synthesize acetylcholine, one of the most important neurotransmitters for memory and learning.

10. Yogurt

Focus on the one enriched with probiotic enzymes. The balance of intestinal bacterial flora is also fundamental for the brain: it increases resistance to stress and helps keep neurons young.

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