Taking a multivitamin supplement is recommended to improve brain functioning. There are several researches done concluding that about one third to one half of school children show improvement in their non-verbal IQ scores after taking multivitamin supplements. The brain supplements used in tests and studies have vitamin and mineral contents good for the functioning of the brain. These vitamins and minerals in supplements are already in chemical or compound form; however these vitamins and minerals could also be found in their natural enzyme form in the juice of fruits and vegetables.
Here are some examples of fruits and vegetables that could be juiced for brain vitamins and minerals that help improve brain functioning and prevent degenerative brain diseases.
To increase IQ, restore memory, or generally improve brain function, try incorporating these more on your diet:
- Grape seed (extract). Grape seed extract is rich in antioxidants that eliminate dangerous free-radicals in our body and brain.
- Other antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables are blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, garlic, kale, spinach, apples, cherries, and grapes. These help prevent brain cell deterioration and memory loss while also improving our motor coordination and balance.
- Flax seed (oil). A great source of Omega-3 fatty acids or DHA which help restore memory loss and improve brain functioning and IQ, as the Omega-3 creates new communication hubs in the neurons of our brain. Young children and pregnant or lactating mothers are required most to include Omega-3 or DHA rich foods in their diet.
- Acai palm fruit.
- Sunflower seeds, legumes (like lentils, beans, and peas), and certainNoocube vegetables (like spinach, turnip leaves, asparagus, brussels sprouts, broccoli, bok choy, romaine lettuce, and beets) are very rich in folic acid or folate, which help reduce the risks of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Juicing these fruits and vegetable for their folic acid or folate is also good for treating depression.
- Tomato juice