How do you optimize mental performance

Good in memory

In our brain, around 100 billion nerve cells regulate vegetative, i.e. involuntary, bodily functions such as breathing or blood pressure. Motor functions such as the movement of our muscles, our ability to think and the processing of feelings and experiences are also controlled in the control center of our body. But how does our brain manage all of this? And how can we help it?

No power of routine

Over the years, we increasingly lose various cognitive abilities and our memory spans shrink. It's a natural process, but with the right foods and exercises we can slow it down.

Routine, for example, is poisonous for our mental performance. Our brain regularly needs new inputs and requirements in order to stay fit. We keep our brain busy with lifelong learning and special training exercises. In addition to physical mobility, mental fitness is a guarantee for a high quality of life. Senses and cognitive skills can be sharpened in everyday life with a few simple tricks.

Memory training

 

  1. Spiritual activities strengthen our memory performance and optimize our memory. With regular memory training, reading, but also cultural activities such as traveling or going to the theater, our mental functioning is strengthened. If you want to strengthen your memory with small exercises in everyday life, learn a poem by heart, for example, or try to reconstruct your daily routine every evening and tell it to someone.
  2. With physical activities like endurance sports, hiking or other sports, you keep your mind and body fit. Regular exercise promotes blood circulation and supports the growth of our brain cells.
  3. Also a balanced diet contributes to efficient brain function. Whole grain products, vegetables, fruit and at least two liters of water per day are important suppliers of vitamins and minerals that support our body in its memory performance.
  4. Another aspect that should not be underestimated is social contacts. Walking around people, meeting friends, partying, but also arguing and discussing challenges our cognitive performance and demands flexibility from our mind.

Natural ingredients for a good memory

In addition to regular memory training, minerals, which provide us with positive active ingredients for our brain, are essential for processing information.

An important Trace element for brain development and metabolism, for example, iron is used. Iron deficiency is one of the most common micronutrient deficiencies and affects around two billion people worldwide. It is all the more important iron to consume through a balanced diet. So nibble pumpkin seeds and pistachios frequently or cook with legumes such as flaxseed. These are particularly rich in iron and so naturally strengthen your memory.

One of the foods that has been said to be particularly effective in recent years is green tea. The Japanese national drink is considered a fountain of youth and has a proven antioxidant effect. The active ingredients contained help in the formation of new brain cells, strengthen our memory and stimulate spatial learning.

Green tea

 

Also Folic acid plays an important role in maintaining cognitive functions well into old age. The trace element, which is mainly found in spinach, peas or white beans, keeps our memory young and helps its performance on the jumps. In the case of folic acid and iron deficiency, taking nutritional supplements such as the Dr. Bohm® Folic Acid Plus tablets, which are high in iron and folic acid, may be helpful.
Omega-3 fatty acids, which are mainly found in cold water fish such as salmon, trout or herrings, improve the functioning of the brain. If you don't like fish, you can alternatively use certain oils such as linseed oil and perilla oil, vegetables such as peppers and leeks or preparations such as Dr. Bohm® Use omega-3 complex capsules.

Omega-3 fatty acids

 

ginseng has been the basis for medical treatments for many years. The ginseng root not only strengthens our immune system, but also increases the ability to perform and concentrate. The ginseng root can be used both as a tea and as a preparation as with the Dr. Bohm® Ginseng Plus tablets are taken.

It's not just physical exercise that keeps us fit and mobile over the years. Mental activities are also important for a high quality of life into old age. With a conscious diet and small exercises in everyday life, you can improve your memory performance sustainably and stay mentally fit for a long time.