Healthy Mind

Rates of Alzheimer’s across the world are growing significantly, and research continues into finding a cure. But there are some very simple things you can do right now to keep those neurons in your brain firing and to ensure your brain retains its ability to operate at the maximum level.

An active lifestyle has been shown to have an effect on your chances of developing the disease in later life. But there are also certain foods that have been linked to lower rates of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Here are seven super foods to help keep your brain and memory in top working order.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

As well as actually looking like a brain, cauliflower also does your neural networks and memory a great deal of good. This brilliant vegetable is full of vitamin K which has been found to help slow down the ageing process in the whole body, and this includes the brain. Cauliflower also contains folate which is a trace element linked to positive mental health.

Cauliflower can also be surprisingly versatile when it comes to puttig it on your plate. As well as cooking it under lashings of cheese sauce why not try putting it through a ricer, or mashing it to replace potatoes.

Depression is an often misunderstood condition. All too easily, it is either dismissed by people altogether as nothing serious or simply treated with a cocktail of anti-depressants.

But rather than reaching straight for the Prozac we should also be looking at alternatives such as good quality psychiatric treatment. But there is also more we can do with our diet to help combat depression and to make sure our body is getting all the right nutrients it needs to stay on top of the condition.

Here is our list of the top nine nutrients that can help fight depression.

Iron

Iron

We probably all know by now that a deficiency of iron can lead to anemia – a shortage of red blood cells and hence not enough oxygen being transported in the blood. This is far more common in women than men and can lead to symptoms like low energy levels and cognitive impairment.

To combat these mental health related symptoms, look at increasing the iron in your diet through supplements or ideally by increasing the amount of liver, fish and chicken you eat. Vegetarians are more susceptible to low iron levels but can get a good supply from foods like tofu, chard and lentils.

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Some people say that we barely use 10% of our brains and while that may be a common “urban myth”, the truth is that our brains really do have an immense power – even more than we can actually know.

Sure, there are people who are considered to be “geniuses”, but you don’t have to be an actual genius to use your brain at its maximum. All you need is to “boost” your brain power in the best ways possible – and following, we have gathered some of the very best tips in this direction. Make sure to read on and find out more if you are interested in this.

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Anxiety can be an awful thing to live with, regardless of who you are, what your job may be or even what age you may be at (yes, children can suffer from anxiety too). The good news is that anxiety is something that can be managed (and often times without medication). Following, we have gathered 12 amazingly useful tips for those of you who want to learn how to manage their anxiety better – so make sure to read on if you are interested in finding out more.

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Many of us find ourselves feeling so tired all the time. Our daily lives are stressful, with work and long hours, financial worries and perhaps children to bring up. We find ourselves wasting our time doing things that are not always productive.

Read on to find out what are the main and most common reasons that so many of us suffer from this ‘chronic tiredness’ no matter how many hours sleep we get each night.

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Ever do something and almost instantly forget about it once it was over? If so you are not alone. This happens to most people more than they realize it. This is because our minds can wander at any given moment. And while a wandering mind isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it can be in some cases.

According to research, when your mind is wandering, you are either thinking neutral thoughts or negative ones. So even when you aren’t actually thinking, your brain is and it leans toward negative thoughts.

That’s why it is so important you learn to watch what you are thinking. You have to literally force yourself to think positive. One way to do this is to keep a mental, and even written down, tally of all the things you have to be grateful for. Here are 6 things you can do to be happy.

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Many people see memory as a “static” part of their bodies, but the truth is that memory can and should be improved. There are a lot of things you can do in order to improve your memory – and we have gathered some of the very best ones in the following list. While some of them may seem very obvious to some people, you should know that all of the tips mentioned here are absolutely efficient – so make sure to read on if you want to learn more.