We don’t often think about our brain being like any other part of our body. It needs quality fuel to work properly. It uses more energy than any other organ in the body and consumes as much as 20 percent of the body’s calories. Good calories are necessary to maintain proper function and concentration throughout the day.
The brain not only requires those good calories, it requires certain specific nutrients to maintain a happy, steady existence. Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin B are key to brain health and help mitigate brain shrinkage reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s. Another beneficial support to the brain is choline, a positively charged ion that binds salts. Choline provides the conversation between the brain and muscles, as well as, helping to support memory and retention.
Besides insuring you get the proper nutrients for your brain, physical activity surrounding brain intensive work is another very important part of brain health. After a few hours of mental work, taking a walk, a run, or biking in nature, will give your brain a chance to file away that information and offer better retention. The nature component reduces stress by up to 75%. If you cannot be in nature even a picture of a nature scene can offer much needed stress reduction.