Fats give you energy and help the body absorb certain vitamins. Monounsaturated fats found in olive oil, avocados, nuts and nut butters, and Polyunsaturated fats found in corn, soybean, fatty fish, walnuts, and some seeds are considered healthier fats.
Proteins are used to build and repair tissues, and help fight infection. Your body uses extra protein for energy. The protein foods group includes seafood, lean meat and poultry, eggs, beans and peas, soy products, and unsalted nuts and seeds, and dairy.
Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. Vegetables, fruits, dairy and whole grains are good sources of carbohydrates
High-quality foods nourish your body and what’s good for the body is good for the brain. So, as you plan your healthy diet, here are some nutrients to consider.
A strong body with healthy organs is the best home for a healthy brain, as our brains are dependent on the rest of our bodies to extract and deliver nutrients and oxygen. Similar to a healthy, balanced diet, exercise is crucial for maintaining general and brain health life long. While any activity that makes you move and burn calories is beneficial, there are specific neuromotor exercises. These exercises involve complex activities that incorporate gait, balance, agility, and coordination and are especially beneficial for individuals with neurological disorders. Some well-known examples include tai chi and certain types of yoga and dance. Below we have a guide to a quick neuromotor activity you can easily do at home!