Nutritional Supplements and Mental Fitness
Posted in the Holistic Health Forum
Since: May 12
#1 Sep 22, 2013
Researchers are striving to find new and more effective ways to help our body protect, repair and regenerate itself by stimulating its natural ability to renew cells and tissues and defend itself against diseases. Nutritional supplements play a vital role in living a healthy life. There are special supplementation formulas that are meant to help both our bodies and minds function optimally. As we age, many of us are especially concerned about keeping our mind as sharp as possible for a longer time.
How Can You Preserve Your Mental Sharpness?
Your mental sharpness depends on the balance of the bio chemicals in your brain. Nutrients are decisive for this balance. Aging decreases their bioavailability, and diet is no longer sufficient to provide the necessary intake. What are these vital nutrients? They include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other components that work in a synergic way. Quality nutritional supplements are based on a formula that includes the right proportion of molecules and compounds.
Mental fitness plays an essential role in our life, as our work performance, well-being and happiness depend on it. What can you do to keep your mind fit, ensuring that it works at optimal parameters? Below you can find some tips on how to preserve and even improve your mental fitness.
Exercise Your Brain
Just like you need to exercise your body regularly, your mind needs regular workouts to maintain its sharpness. Exercise improves blood flow, bringing more oxygen to the brain, which increases mental performance.
The Right Food for the Brain
Together with our environment, the food we eat determines our health and disposition because nutrition and emotional life are connected. Our diet must include all of the necessary vital nutrients that give us energy to sustain our daily activities. They also produce hormones that influence our mood. For instance, chocolate is known to improve mood. This is because of the endorphins that are released in the brain when eating chocolate. Another extremely important neurotransmitter is serotonin. It is responsible for mood and appetite, among others. To function optimally, your brain needs several essential nutrients, such as fatty acids or Omega-3.
Stimulate Your Brain
Your brain activity depends on the number of neurons, which decreases with age. Evidence shows that cognitive decline can be slowed down by stimulating the brain, in other words by keeping your mind busy, you help it perform better. Intellectual curiosity and learning new things contribute to keeping you mentally fit.
Sleep Tight to Stay Bright
Rest is critical in maintaining mental fitness. Sleep is the best way to restore energy and heal both body and mind. If you have trouble sleeping, there are nutritional supplements that can help. Also, relaxation techniques, including meditation and stress management practices, can improve your overall mood and well-being.
Quality Nutritional Supplements
Exercise, nutrition, mental stimulation, and sleep are all critical elements for your health and mental fitness, but unfortunately they are not enough. To maintain your brain function and improve your health, it is advisable to take the right nutritional supplements that best serve your needs. For best results, consult your nutritionist before using any nutritional supplements, and be ready to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
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