3 Foods That Promote a Healthy Mind

Keeping a healthy mind is pretty important; I’m pretty sure we would all agree on that point. What we may not agree on is exactly how to keep it healthy. Take my home for example. I can’t live without being busy. If things get too slow, I feel stressed and worried. My spouse on the other hand can’t stand things to be too busy. It causes anxiety. Each of us may need our own unique approach to keeping our minds healthy and strong. There are, however, some universal tips for keeping the mind healthy and strong. Take a look at these 3 foods, that when added to your regular menu, may promote a healthy and happy mind.

Oily Fish

It sounds gross on the surface, but it is truly the oil of the fish that promotes optimal brain health. Fish oil helps to keep the synapses in the brain hydrated and healthy. This means that messages are passed along more efficiently and with just a little less effort. Ultimately, this means slightly better cognitive function and a reduction in the inability to focus. Try fish like salmon, mahi mahi, and mackerel to get the oil that your brain needs.


Tomato has long been touted as a healthy food for men because of its ability to keep the prostate healthy. In recent years, however, tomato has also been linked to better brain health. Tomatoes contain a very specific amino acid that doctors believe helps to fight off free radicals that cause dementia. This means it may also reduce the chance of developing Alzheimer’s, and a significant boost in memory.

Pumpkin Seeds

This time of year, it’s pretty easy to find these seeds just because of the season. Just roast them in the oven, or buy them already baked and coated with seasoning. Pumpkin seeds contain high amounts of zinc, which has been directly linked to better cognitive function. Studies have also suggested an improved memory through the intake of zinc. Though you might be at a loss for how to add these to your regular menu, pumpkin seeds make a great midday snack or quick pick me up throughout the day.

Though everyone’s brain functions differently, these foods are generally healthier for every brain. Keep your mind healthy with these tips and through continual challenges and use. A healthy brain means a healthy outlook and a much more productive and positive life.

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