14 types of food which are good for your brain
It is no surprise that Mother Nature offers us an abundance of natural foods that have immense health benefits.
We are always so busy with our work that we often neglect one of the most important aspects of our daily lives and that is to adopt a healthier diet plan, which is essential to increase the longevity of our lives.
That’s why we bring you the list of 14 types of super-foods, which are easily available to us as gifts from Mother Nature. We request you to add most of them or at least a couple of them to your diet plan.
Almonds are an effective health-building food, both for the body and mind. Almonds contain copper, iron, phosphorous and Vitamin B1.
Almonds maintain the smooth physiological functions of the brain, nerves, bones, heart and liver. Adding almonds to your diet helps prevent anemia, constipation, skin disorders and respiratory problems. They help the body to maintain sexual energy.
Soak 4 to 6 almonds in water for a couple hours, peel off the skin and grind them into a fine paste before eating. Enjoy the full benefits of almonds.
Apple is a highly nutritive fruit, which is a very good source of minerals and vitamins. Apple has Vitamin B, phosphorous and potassium, which help to maintain good nerve cells.
Eating an apple daily helps the body fight mental depression, lack of memory, lack of concentration and massive tiredness.
Apple also provides essential minerals to save our body from several diseases like high blood pressure, constipation, eye problems, headache, heart disease and dysentery.
Apple provides essential vitamins to all the vital organs and makes the body strong. Apple also has a relaxing and calming effect on the body.
Cabbage is a highly beneficial leafy vegetable, which is known to be an excellent body builder and cleaner. Cabbage contains chlorine, sulphur and Iodine in very large percentage which makes it a very good source of body strength building.
Cabbage is very useful in several diseases like skin disorders, constipation and obesity. It also helps to enhance the immunity of the body.
Eating raw cabbage as a salad or having its juice is known to be the best format to consume it for a healthy body.
Banana is a very good source of calories and solids, which makes it a very good food to be consumed for breakfast. It contains high amounts of tissue-building elements, protein, mineral and vitamins. It is also known as a good source of energy due to its easy digestible sugar.
It helps to retain calcium, nitrogen and phosphorous. Banana is also known for its magical properties of promoting a healthy digestion and creating a feeling of youthfulness. A banana has roughly 100 calories.
Banana helps prevent several diseases like kidney stones, gout, arthritis, constipation, dysentery and allergies.
Amaranth (Chaulai –ka-saag)
Amaranth is a leafy green vegetable, which is known as “Chaulai-ka-saag” in north India. It is a very good source of Vitamin A, B1, B2 and C, potassium and calcium.
This helps our body to fight premature ageing. It provides essential minerals and vitamins to our body, which can improve the capabilities to fight several diseases like respiratory infections, defective vision, sterility, cough and common colds.
Consuming Amaranth in your daily diet can prevent early ageing and bone density disorder.
Fenugreek is a leafy vegetable, which is aromatic, cooling and a laxative.
Fenugreek seeds contain aromatic oil, which helps to improve the sperm count. It is very helpful in fighting diabetes and nervous disorders.
Fenugreek should be consumed regularly to promote a clean and healthy body because it supports blood formation.
You can also prepare tea by adding 1 teaspoon of fenugreek in 8 ounce of freshly boiled water. Consuming this tea 2 to 3 times daily helps our body to fight fever, regulates the bowels and cleans the stomach and respiratory tract of excess mucus.
The best way to consume fenugreek is to steam it as to preserve the vitamins present is the leaves.
It helps our body to fight several diseases like sluggish liver, indigestion, kidney disorders and pellagra.
It can be consumed in the form of sprouts and added to foods and juices.
Curd is a very beneficial and healthy food for all age groups except infants. Curd also called as yogurt, promotes friendly bacteria needed for digestion.
This friendly bacteria supports the absorption of minerals and vitamins of B group. Consumption of curd in your daily diet can prevent premature old age as per Russian bacteriologists at the Pasteur Institute.
Curd helps our body to fight hepatitis, insomnia, gastrointestinal disorders, jaundice and skin disorders.
Custard Apple (Sitaphal)
Custard apple is one of the cool and refreshing fruits which contain most of the body building elements.
Custard apple is a very good source of fat and protein, which supports muscular strength and strong heart. Consumption of this fruit with honey or jaggery can work as a nutritive tonic for persons of old age.
Custard apple prevents several diseases like tuberculosis, blood impurity and memory disorders.
Honey is one of the healthiest foods available on the earth. It contains all 28 minerals, 11 enzymes, 14 fatty acids, 22 amino acids and 11 carbohydrates.
It is one of the finest sources of heat and energy, which makes it a very important food ingredient for old age.
Eating honey daily can improve the function of the body and all its organs. Honey is known to be the best source of digestible carbohydrates which makes it a good source of energy for all age groups.
It can help our body to fight several types of diseases including oral problems, cough, insomnia, eye afflictions and stomach disorders.
Garlic has been known for its high health building qualities for centuries all over the world. It is an excellent herbal tonic for the nervous system. Garlic contains a volatile oil which promotes good heart, hair and appetite.
Eating garlic daily in your diet helps the body to fight pneumonia, diphtheria, typhus, coughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia, colic, sexual impotency and dysentery.
It promotes strength, longevity and keeps us fit in old age.
Garlic is a natural and harmless aphrodisiac.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Amla is the oldest and richest known source of Vitamin C, which is very easily accepted by the human body.
It contains a very important element, which prevents ageing and maintains the body strength. It supports body resistance and protects against infections.
Amla juice is known for its medicinal properties when taken every morning with one tablespoon of honey. It prevents eye disorders, skin disorders, dysentery, diabetes, heart disease, scurvy and diarrhea.
Amla strengthens the heart, hair and different glands in the body.
It is a wonderful fruit in every manner.
Onion is a very important edible vegetable from the garlic family and is known for its pungent taste. It is also called as the dynamite of natural foods because it has been utilized for treatment of several diseases from centuries.
Onion promotes the circulation of blood in mucous membranes and is a very strong germ killer.
Onion is also known for its medicinal properties to heal several diseases like bronchitis, cold, cough, anemia, piles, influenza and tooth and eating disorders.
Eating onion as a salad for 5 minutes in your mouth destroys all the harmful bacteria in the lining of the mouth.
If onion is used as boiled and fried, it can help prevent heart attack, high blood pressure and problems of the circulatory systems.
We can eat white variety of onion by peeling off, crushing and frying in pure ghee or butter. If this mixture is taken on an empty stomach in the morning, it can help strengthen the reproductory organs.
Soyabean is an excellent source of minerals, proteins, vitamins and other food ingredients. Its protein has all the essential amino acids that make it very valuable for human needs.
Soyabean is an excellent nerve tonic especially in the form of milk. It is rich in Vitamin B1, phosphorous, glutamic acid and concentration of lecithin, which tones up the nervous system.
Regular consumption of Soyabean helps our body to fight nervous disorders, mental irritability, insomnia, forgetfulness and neuritis.
Add a teaspoonful of honey with a cupful of soyabean milk and drink every night for the best health results.
Raisins are prepared by drying the grapes to a certain extent. They contain 8 times more sugar than grapes but all good portion of sugar, which is easily digested by our body. This produces quick heat and energy in the body.
Black raisins are a very rich source of energy and very useful for restoration of sexual vigour.
Daily consumption of raisins will help our body to fight thinness, anemia, acidosis, constipation and febrile case.
Wash the raisins properly and boil 30 grams of them with 200 ml milk, this will make them puffy and sweet. Consume 3 times daily if restoration of sexual vigour is required.
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