Feeding the Brain for Ocular Nutrition or Blogging

Feeding the Brain whether blogging or not

What ocular nutrition vitamins and minerals can help your mind stay alert. I was reading on http://www.problogger.net about a birthday contest they had and was inspired to write a blogging tip that could benefit brain function. Of course this can be used for any function but blogging was the orignial inspiration.

More and more results are coming in from research labs around the country that the right food, or the natural neurochemicals they contain, enhance mental capabilities. Now this can help you concentrate and rev-up sensorimotor skills, assist motivation, magnify memory, speed reaction times. They have also been known to defuse stress and even prevent some brain aging.

Some fatty acids — called essential fatty acids (EFAs) — are necessary to our diet, because our body can’t produce them. To stay healthy, we must obtain these fatty acids from our food.

The two types of EFAs are omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, may benefit eye health as well as your intellectual faculties.

This fat is found most commonly in fish. Even diets that adhere commonly recommended levels of fats, but the wrong kind, can undermine intelligence and good ocular nutrition. What makes this finding awkward is that certain oils widely touted as healthy for the heart are especially troublesome for the mind. So if you are working in an industry that requires you to stay sharp, (an example could be writing for a blog) it is good to eat the right kinds of foods.

Omega-3s are known to be particularly crucial constituents of the outer membrane of brain cells. It is through the fat-rich cell membrane that all nerve signals must pass. In addition, as learning and memory forge new connections between nerve cells, new membranes must be formed to house them. All brain cell membranes continuously need to replenish themselves with a new supply of fatty acids. A growing amount of research suggests that the omega-3s are best suited for optimal brain function.

Essential fatty acids are also critical for proper visual development in infants. Also, deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids in adults (particularly omega-3) can lead to impaired vision. Studies suggest that prolonged deficiencies may increase the risk of damage to the retina.

A great way to get your essential omega-3 fats is to eat plenty of fish. Perhaps a good snack would be some of those fish steaks in a can with some wheat crackers. Yes tuna and salmon can be good as well (just in case you like those better).
I’ll have to write more on this later.


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