While nutrition is a critical factor in the preservation of a healthy body, it is often overlooked as an invaluable tool in the development of the brain, its function and its longevity.

Firstly, let's take a look at the essential vitamins and minerals required to accommodate healthy cognitive function and health. Vitamin E is a crucial vitamin in regards to healthy brain function; it has been found that a vitamin E deficiency has a direct connection with lower levels of DHA-PC (Docosahexaenoic acid), which is associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin E can be found in a myriad of foods, such as almonds, spinach, sweet potato and avocado, all of which can be easily worked into any diet. Such vitamin E rich foods also tend to improve blood flow, which would help prevent cerebrovascular ischemia.

Omega 3 fatty acids are also essential for neurological function, they enable new cell formation and also improve memory and mood. Omega 3 fatty acids can be found both naturally and in artificial supplement forms and similar to vitamin E can be easily implemented into any diet. Eggs, walnuts, flaxseeds and fatty fish such as salmon are all rich in omega 3, as well as other options such as omega 3 tablets, or ‘fish oils’ as they are more commonly known.

Anti Oxidants fight against free radicals that attack cells in the body, and it is brain cells that are particularly susceptible to attack, and so it is recommended for those recovering from brain injury to introduce more antioxidant-rich food. Such as goji berries, which are an ideal snack or smoothie ingredient. If goji berries aren’t to your taste, blueberries also pack a substantial antioxidant punch.

The inclusion of such vitamins and minerals can be influential in the brains recovery post-injury. To see more information about foods that are rich in the fore-mentioned vitamins,click on the link below:Diet and nutrition Shop