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The secret of a “young and healthy” brain, revealed by a nutritionist from Harvard. What should we eat?


Uma Naidoo revealed to CNBC what are the foods she eats every day and what is the right vitamin for brain health, digi 24 reports.

The nutritionist says that the most important is the complex of B vitamins that protect against serious diseases. According to specialists, depression, dementia and other problems of a cerebral nature are often associated with a deficiency of B vitamins.

“Vitamin B12 deficiency is the most common cause of cognitive problems, much more common than we think, especially among the elderly who live alone and do not eat properly,” says Rajaprabhakaran Rajarethinam, psychiatrist.

What benefits do they bring to the body?

There are eight different B vitamins, each with its own health benefits. Here is how they work and what benefits they bring to the body:

Vitamin B1 is crucial for the basic function of our cells and for the metabolism of nutrients for energy. Vitamin B2 helps in cell development, energy production and fat breakdown. Vitamin B3 is an antioxidant that helps reduce excess inflammation. Vitamin B5 is essential for the production of a molecular compound called coenzyme A, which helps our body’s enzymes break down fatty acids for energy. It is also among the most important vitamins in supporting brain health.

Vitamin B6 is notable for its role in disease prevention, as adequate levels of this vitamin are associated with a lower risk of cancer. B6 helps with many chemical reactions in the body that support immune function and brain health.

Vitamin B7 regulates cellular circuits for fast and efficient communication throughout the body. B9 is a key vitamin for supporting brain and neurological health, as well as supporting cellular detoxification.

Vitamin B12 is essential for the formation of red blood cells and DNA, as well as for supporting the development and functioning of the nervous system.

The nutritionist states that B vitamins are among the easiest to introduce into the diet, because foods rich in this vitamin usually contain them all. Uma Naidoo reveals that the daily regimen should contain eggs, yogurt, salmon, sunflower seeds, lentils, beans, spinach or cabbage.

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