Brain cells need certain nutrients to perform their functions effectively, the doctor noted. In particular, they need omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, Ashikhmin said.
“It is necessary to constantly enrich the diet with omega-3 fatty acids, either from natural sources - food, or use dietary supplements,” he recommended.
Omega-3 fatty acids are found primarily in fish, Ashikhmin said. Other brain-healthy substances are found in fruits and vegetables, he added.
Coffee, tea and chocolate also stimulate the brain, the doctor continued. These products can quickly cheer up, however, if tea is safe, coffee and chocolate should not be abused, he warned.
“Up to four cups of coffee a day is considered safe. There are no such norms for tea, it is safer, you can use it as much as you like. Chocolate is also one of the types of functional nutrition, it has a positive effect on brain function, the optimal level is 50 grams per week,” explained Ashikhmin.
Intermittent fasting can also have a positive effect on the state of the brain, he concluded.
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