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十种有益大脑健康的食物(上)

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We've all heard "you are what you eat." While a nutritious and well-balanced diet is of course great for our bodies, there are some foods that are more beneficial and more nutritious than others. We all know about the foods that we should eat that are deemed "healthy", but what about foods that are good for just one very important part…say, the brain. In other words, what are the best foods for the brain.

 

我们都听说过"人如其食"这一说法。毫无疑问,营养均衡的饮食有益于我们身体健康。然而,有一些食物要比其他食物更有营养,更有益于我们的身体健康。我们都知道要吃健康的食物,那么哪种食物对我们身体的一个非常重要的部分--大脑--有益呢?换句话说,哪些食物最有益于大脑健康?

Here is some food for thought, literally. Below is a list of 10 foods proven to enhance your brain health as well as ensure your brain is functioning properly on a daily basis. So sit back, enjoy, and put those chips away – they won't help make your brain any better or bigger, but they will increase other parts of your body.

接下来是关于食物而引发的思考,以下的10种食物是经证实可以改善大脑健康,确保大脑正常工作的。请坐下来,好好享受,忘却头脑中的固有思维,--以前你认为那些有益健康的食物不但不会让你的大脑变得更加灵活,反而会让身体的一些部位变胖哦。

10.Oysters

 

10.牡蛎

牡蛎

 

If you're a seafood kind of person, then today just may be your lucky day. Experiments have shown that oysters are great for your brain, no matter your age. Because they are rich in zinc as well as iron, eating this under-the-sea-delight will help to keep your mind sharp and increase your ability to recall information easily. Zinc and iron have been linked to the brain's ability to stay focused and remember information. A lack of zinc and iron can result in memory lapses, poor concentration, and of course other ailments throughout the body.

 

你如果是一个海鲜控,那么今天可能会成为你的幸运日。实验证明,无论你年纪多大,牡蛎对大脑的健康都是有益的。因为牡蛎含有丰富的铁和锌,而大脑能否集中注意力,是否有良好的记忆力与铁和锌又是紧密相关的。所以,食用这类海鲜产品可以让你思维敏捷,记忆力得到提高。缺铁缺锌则会导致记忆力衰退,无法集中注意力,还会导致一些其他疾病。

9.Whole Grains

 

9.全谷物

全谷物

 

If you've ever tried to lose weight, you know just how healthy whole grains are for your body; however, they are also a great food for your brain. Whole wheat, bran, and wheat germ have high contents of folate, as do brown rice, oatmeal, whole-grain breads, barley, and others. All of these foods work to increase blood flow to the brain which means a higher quality and quantity of brain function. Also, these whole grain foods contain a lot of vitamin B6, which is full of thiamine. Thiamine is great for anyone trying to improve their memory. Scientific research has shown that memory loss dramatically increases by the time you reach your late 60's or early 70's; so whole grains are especially good for you as you get older.

 

你如果曾经尝试过减肥,那么你会知道全谷物对我们身体健康是有益的,同样,它们也有益于大脑的健康。全麦、麸皮、小麦胚芽与糙米、燕麦、全麦面包、大麦和其他粮食一样都含有丰富的叶酸。这些食物可以增强大脑血液流动,从而可以增强大脑的功能。同样,全谷物中还含有大量的维生素B6,维生素B6含有丰富的硫胺素。硫胺素有助于提高记忆力。科学研究表明,人到了六十几岁或者七十出头时,记忆力会显著下降。因此在你上了年纪时,全谷物对你的健康是非常有益的。

8.Tea

 

8.茶

 

Forget your coffee in the morning- try a cup of tea! Freshly brewed green or black tea is extremely beneficial to your brain because it is full of catechins. Have you ever had a day where you just feel drained, tired, and "too lazy" to think? It may be because you are lacking catechins in your brain. Catechins are great for keeping your mind sharp, fresh, and functioning properly. Not only do they keep your brain working right, they also allow it to relax and help to fight against mental fatigue. While green tea is much more potent than black tea, both are extremely good for you. Tea is definitely a great thing to drink early in the morning to ensure you're starting your brain off right.

 

早上不要喝咖啡了--来杯茶吧!刚刚泡好的绿茶或红茶中含有丰富的儿茶酚,这对你的大脑非常好。你是否有过觉得非常累,累到不想思考问题?可能得原因是你的大脑缺少儿茶酚。儿茶酚有助于保持我们的头脑敏捷、思路清晰、运转正常。儿茶酚不仅能让你的大脑正常地工作,也能让大脑得到休息并帮助对抗精神疲劳。绿茶和红茶对大脑都有益处,相比而言,绿茶的效果更好一些。对于保证头脑清晰,早上喝茶确实是不错的选择。

7.Eggs

 

7.蛋类

蛋类

 

When we get older, our brains begin to shrink due to something called brain atrophy. While some of us might want other parts of our body to shrink, I'm pretty sure no one wants a shrinking brain. However, we can fight against this natural process by eating eggs. This is because eggs are full of vitamin B12 as well as lecithin. Vitamin B12 helps to fight against brain shrinkage, which is often seen in Alzheimer's disease. Eggs, though very unhealthy if you eat too many of them, are full of essential fatty acids. The yolk, though very high in cholesterol, is also high in choline, which is a very important building block of brain cells. Choline can help improve your memory. While eating too many eggs can be bad for your health, eating 1-2 egg products a day can be great brain food.

 

我们上了年纪,大脑就会开始萎缩。或许,一些人希望身体的其他部位可以萎缩,但是我可以肯定,没人希望大脑萎缩。然而,我们可以通过食用蛋类来延缓这一自然过程。这是因为鸡蛋富含维生素B12和卵磷脂。维生素B12有助于延缓脑萎缩,而脑萎缩通常见于阿尔茨海默氏症。蛋类富含必须脂肪酸,但吃的太多对健康也是不利的。虽然蛋黄中的胆固醇含量很高,但也含有大量的胆碱,,胆碱对脑细胞的构成起到非常重要的作用。胆碱有助于改善记忆力。食用太多蛋类会对你的健康有害,但每天食用1-2个鸡蛋对大脑是很有好处的。

6.Curry

 

6.咖喱

咖喱

 

This spicy food is a great way to spice up your brain and keep it fresh. A main ingredient in curry powder, curcumin is full of antioxidants that help fight against brain aging and maintain cognitive function as you get older. These antioxidants also fight against free radical damage that can occur within the brain as well as the body. Free radicals can cause inflammation and other ailments within the body. Not only is curry good for your brain, it also can fight against diabetes and heart disease. Too hot for you to handle? You don't have to have curry for lunch and dinner each day; the smallest amount of curry once a month can be highly beneficial for your brain.

 

这种辛辣的食物可以刺激大脑并让其保持清醒。姜黄素是咖喱粉的主要成分,它含有的抗氧化剂能有效抵抗脑部衰老,确保纵使年龄增长也会维持脑部认知功能。除此之外,这些抗氧化剂也能抵御大脑和身体内部产生的自由基而带来的损害。就身体内部而言,自由基可导致部分的炎症和其它疾病。咖喱不仅仅有益脑部健康,对糖尿病和心脏病的防治也有帮助。可是,咖喱太辣怎么办呢?实际上,你没有必要每天的午餐和晚餐都食用咖喱,一个月一次,每次摄入少量就对大脑十分有益了。

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