Discover the 5 foods that help improve intelligence.
Some foods are a source of substances that help us increase intelligence.
Maintaining a balanced, natural and healthy diet is already a trend among people who want to achieve a better quality of life.
An OOD to increase intelligence
Everyday foods such as beets, Iberian ham, or some types of bluefish are a source of substances that help us increase the quality of our neuronal connections.
If in a previous article in Psychology and Mind we offered you a list of 5 tricks to increase your intelligence, today we have prepared another similar list: five foods that help increase intelligence.
Thus, the consumption of junk food has been decreasing in favor of the traditional Mediterranean diet, whose nutritional contribution is higher.
The set of foods that make up the Mediterranean diet contribute to improving health levels and give us more vitality and energy. The funny thing is that consuming these products can help us increase intelligence.
The kitchen and health blog “Cooking ideas” has compiled a list of five foods that provide us with essential nutrients such as iodine, omega 3 acid, zinc, monophosphate, or choline, which contribute to increasing the quality of neuronal connections, thus helping a better general functioning of the brain.
If you are already a regular consumer of these foods, you are in luck. If, on the contrary, they are not yet part of your daily intake, now is the time to include them on your list!
1. The blue fish
With a good source of omega 3 fatty acid , eating oily fish can help increase your IQ by up to 3.5 points; a not inconsiderable figure.
Salmon, tuna, sardines or eels are some of the blue fish that we consume the most and that should not be lacking in any regular diet, especially if our goal is to maintain or increase our intellectual capacities and the performance of our brain.
2. Iodized salt
A recent investigation by the US National Economic Research Agency has concluded that the introduction in 1923 of iodized salt in the United States led to a progressive improvement in the intellectual quotient of citizens, which rose to 3.5 points on average.
In another region of the world, specifically in Pakistan, a state food plan called “The Micronutrient Initative” managed to increase the average intelligence of citizens by more than 12 points on average., only with the effect of the introduction of iodine in the salt.
In fact, the same study found that the absence of iodine in the diet of pregnant women alters the cognitive development of the fetus, preventing optimal levels of neuronal quality from being reached.
The hill (a nutrient usually grouped with vitamins group B) is present in the range of eggs that consume different ways.
It can strengthen interneuronal nerve connections, responsible for activating the transmission of emotions, memories, or ideas.
Research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) affirms that its routine consumption during the period of thirty days is capable of producing a noticeable increase in our cognitive abilities.
4. Iberian ham
This is one of the most select foods in the Mediterranean diet and one of the most popular, it contains zinc , a mineral that, among other functions, helps us increase the quality of neuronal connections, thus increasing mental speed.
However, the zinc concentration in ham is moderate, and it will be necessary to consume other foods (lamb, oyster or wheat germ) to obtain the daily dose recommended by nutritionists.
Anyway, these lines serve to encourage the consumption of good ham slices, since it is a food that is as rich for the brain as it is for the palate.
This vegetable contains uridine monophosphate , which, like choline, iodine and omega 3 fatty acid, helps nerve cells interact more and better with each other, promoting the quality of our cognitive abilities.
Other MIT research also revealed that mice that consumed this vegetable daily underwent biochemical changes in neural synapses, a fact that caused an increase in their intelligence.
Extra: Chia seeds
A food used by the Mayans and Aztecs. And it is not for less, since its properties are extraordinary and go beyond improving our cognitive functions.