Sunday, March 4, 2007

Increasing brain power

A deficiency in vitamin B1 (Thiamin) can cause mental confusion. You can obtain Thiamin naturally from: wheat germ, brewers yeast, green peas, bran, nuts, meat and fortified cereals.

Vitamin B2
(Riboflavin) helps to increase your memory: You can find it in liver, milk, almonds, dark green vegetables, mushrooms, pasta and bread as well as fortified cereals.

present in: dark green leafy vegetables, deep orange or yellow fruits and vegetables.

(enables the red blood cells to send oxygen throughout the body) : You can find it in green leafy vegetables, raisins, peanut butter, eggs, liver, shellfish, lean meats, soybeans and molasses.For memory and concentration,

Zinc : eat seafood, oysters, fish, legumes, cereals, whole grains, dark-meat turkey.
Foods to increase mental alertness: low fat yogurt, turkey, skim milk

: You can get it in chocolate, soft drinks, teas and coffee - (increases concentration, faster responses and quicker thinking): only 2 cups a day are necessary to keep you mentally alert. Drink one cup first thing in the morning and another early-mid afternoon. Any more after that doesn't make any difference in performance.

Vitamin B6
(Pyridoxine) helps the long term memory: available in whole grain cereals and breads, spinach, bananas, liver and avocados.

one of the oldest trees on earth is known to increase the blood flow to the brain which helps to improve the memory. You can find Ginkgo at any health food or drug stores.

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