4 winter foods for the brain (plus a little Eastern medicine exercise)

4 winter foods for the brain (plus a little Eastern medicine exercise)
Eastern doctors claim that memory can be stimulated by “hakini mudra” (a special position of the hands that stimulates the channeling of energy in the human body).
It is achieved by joining the fingertips of both hands (the grip is a bit tighter), while the fingers remain spread apart and stretched.
This position (which most people instinctively do when they want to “collect” their thoughts) is very effective for increasing concentration. It improves communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain, enhances memory and balances breathing.
A person moves away from the hectic everyday life and chaotic thoughts that occupy the mind – as soon as a person focuses his attention on a certain position of the hand. Beginners are advised to choose a quiet place to concentrate more easily.

It is very important to pay attention to breathing, which should be slow, deep and balanced

  1. Fish from the cold sea – consuming fish at least once a week significantly reduces the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Types of fish from cold seas (salmon, mackerel, salmon, trout and tuna) are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to the health of brain functions.
  2. Broccoli and spinach – leafy green vegetables and vegetables from the “cruciferous” family protect the brain from degenerative damage.
  3. Magnesium – this mineral shows exceptional results in strengthening memory and concentration. It is especially effective in middle age. It has been found to have a positive effect on key receptors in the brain responsible for learning. The required daily amount of magnesium is 400 mg, but magnesium is best taken in the morning to prepare the brain for daily trials.
  4. Nuts and seeds – nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans) are rich in vitamin E and are considered the best food for the brain. Walnuts are rich in alpha-linoleic acid (a type of omega-3 fatty acid). One handful of walnuts contains an average of 2,600 mg of omega-3 fatty acids.




      • You are very welcome Amela. Roasted nuts always a treat but more so during the holidays are a yummy pastime. An assortment of roasted nuts were once a big family treat during the holidays. In fact, friends and neighbors would share and give them away freely. Now they are extremely expensive $$πŸ‘’πŸ””πŸ””

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