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1. Essential Fatty Acids
The brain is enriched with polyunsaturated fatty acids (the omega-6 and omega-3 series). The Omega-3 series includes DHA (docasahexaenoic acid) and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) and is believed to be relevant to many brain disorders such as anxiety and depression. These substances build brain cell membranes, promote healthier brains and reduce deterioration of the brain. So, they are a pretty important part of our diet.
Omega 3 (DHA) - mackerel, salmon
Omega 3 (ALA) - walnuts, spinach, kale, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, avocados
The cells of our brain and body continually produce waste products known as free radicals. They are the by product of the normal metabolic function of our cells. These free radicals are cleaned up and neutralised by antioxidants. Our cells can produce some antioxidants but not enough. So the rest of the antioxidants have to enter our body and brain through our diet. If we do not maintain sufficient levels of antioxidants the damage caused by free radicals can lead to a range of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
4. Vitamin B Complex
5. Vitamin C
7. Vitamin D
(Now add some of these to your basket)
Once you have stocked up on the essential items above choose some additional treats so that life is worth living. But remember the key is to consume in moderation.
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