September signifies back to school or back to work for most of us. We are once again asked to perform at full warp speed and our brain must take on the task. It must retain and memorize thousands of information tidbits and deliver it on demand. In order to meet these demands, it must, like other organs, be well-nourished, otherwise memory and concentration may just wander a tad too much.
1. Missing too many meals will have negative repercussions on the brain.
- 2. Eating too much fatty foods, and too many sweets will cause drowsiness and effect memory.
- 3. Skipping breakfast harms intellectual performance.
- 4. Not drinking sufficient water affects memory.
- 5. Increasing one’s intake of DHA rich Omega 3s helps maintain cognitive health.
From birth until our golden years, DHA is essential for our brain’s neuron activity. If the organism is DHA deficient, the pump responsible for transporting glucose to the brain works less effectively, as explained by Professor Stephen Cunnane, researcher at the research center for ageing and professor at Sherbrooke University’s faculty of medicine and health sciences.
Omega 3’s DHA is recommended to :
- Children and adults afflicted by attention deficit, memory loss and have trouble concentration;
- Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, given the benefits of DHA for brain development in babies and its depression-fighting properties for mothers;
- Middle-aged individuals to prevent cognitive deterioration and to help prevent such afflictions as dementia and Alzheimer’s.