Inside our brains, there are many connections of billions of neurons that help process information. Much can be said about our brain because of the many research done on it. And, more is being discovered about our brain and the effects of food on our brain. Scientist can now confirm how our experiences and mental growth is influence by the food we eat . These food have that capability, because the ingredients in them, to influence the neurotransmitters in our brain. Such foods are called brain foods.
As we age, the brain functions decrease as well. Much of the food we eat helps keep our brain healthy and active in the various stages of life. A diet low in nutrients can therefore cause memory loss and a number of other stresses, specifically cardio-vascular dysfunction, and free radical damages. (Free radical damages are mostly caused by the pesticides in our food, heavy metals, and chemicals in our home. Other things that can damage our brain are intestinal parasites, candida, and chemicals such as MSG).
Certain foods make a difference in our brain health. The building blocks of good brain health can be found in fatty acids (such as omega-3), amino acids (from proteins), glucose, and micro-nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Some of them can be manufactured in our body, but most have to be supplied through the food we eat .