I can't tell you how many times I feel like my brain is like a computer with the hour glass running. The information I need is there ... inside my head ... somewhere but I just can't reach it. Am I slowing down or do I just need more Turmeric in my diet?
According to a great article in AARP magazine, there has been a lot of research conducted on the impact of certain spices on our brian functionality. Here are some great spices that can be easily added to your diet that help brain functions:
Turmeric (also known as Curcumin) is just one spice that scientists have found to improve brain function - actually it breaks up brain plaques that cause Alzheimers. Turmeric is found in curry but if you don't know how to cook curry, you can find ways of adding Curcumin into dishes like tuna fish or you can sprinkle it on green beans and bake them in the oven until they are deliciously crisp.
Saffron is said to improve your mood and works like an anti-depressant. So if you are feeling down, add some saffron to your rice dishes and see if can help elevate your mood.
Ginger is known to be very healthy in tea where it helps allieve migranes and headaches. That spice, in conjunction with green tea is especially healthy by not only combatting headaches but also cancer.
Garlic - I can't begin to tell you about all the wonderful health benefits from garlic - there are so many. Garlic is said to help our immune system but now scientists are finding that it also helps prevent brain cancer by eliminating brain cancer cells. Eat it any way you like - it goes well with so many foods whether garlic potatoes, any type pf green vegetable like spinach or beans or even just on a pizza.
Cinnamon builds up speed, gives us extra energy and is generally good for speeding up brain functioning and helping you stay focused. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Here is a quick link to a great Spice Store to help you get started on spicing up your brain.