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It's no secret that the brain is responsible for all the vital functions of the body, thanks to which we can not only maintain vital activity, but also self-actualize, as well as achieve the set tasks and goals.
To be able to work normally, the brain uses 20-25% of all resources entering the body (in children, this figure reaches 65%). Therefore, in order for the brain to fully perform its functions, it is extremely important for it to receive a sufficient amount of energy, as well as important vitamins, amino acids and other useful components.
- Interesting: if a person does not bother much during the day, to maintain body functions, the brain will take 250 calories from the daily calorie intake. If you turn on the vigorous activity mode, this figure rises to 750-900 calories. Therefore, it is important to understand that a person who restricts the number of calories during the day will not be able to actively work for a long time.
What vitamins does the brain need?
In addition to energy, the brain needs vitamins to work, as well as other useful components that a person receives with food. And their deficiency also leads to impaired brain activity. And the deficit is caused by improper diet, excessive stress, off-season, disruption of the gastrointestinal tract, chronic lack of sleep.
In order to prevent a deficiency of substances necessary for the brain, make sure that such vitamins are always present in your diet.
This group of vitamins ensures the normal functioning of the transmission of nerve impulses between neurons, improves blood supply to the brain, and prevents the development of depression, insomnia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
You can find B vitamins in such foods: bread, fish, meat, yeast, buckwheat, fermented milk products
Vitamin E is a valuable cell membrane substance in brain cells. It protects neurons from death, and also prevents the development of Alzheimer's disease (due to this vitamin, the body produces the DHA-PC biomarker, the lack of which increases the chances of getting Alzheimer's disease.
Vitamin E can be found in foods such as vegetable oils, spinach, sunflower seeds, avocados, nuts, broccoli, and berries
Vitamins of group P
P group vitamins are natural antioxidants and protect the brain and blood vessels from harmful substances, improve their tone. In addition, these vitamins improve cellular metabolism and slow down oxidative processes in the body.
Vitamins of this group can be found in such products: apricot, blackberry, sweet cherry, rose hips, black currant, mountain ash
Vitamin C acts as a catalyst for metabolic processes. It protects the body from psychological and physical overload, and also maintains the balance of enzymes that are very necessary for the normal functioning of the brain (and other organs).
Vitamin C can be found in such foods: citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits, lemons), cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, pineapple, currant, watermelon, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, cranberry