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Natural Nootropics- the latest fad for Fitness-Freaks!

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In the Quest to ace the race in this competitive world, many are exploring various ways to get an upper hand both physically and mentally. In all this, several fad diets are marketed as being beneficial to the body and mind.

Nootropic is one such term that is being heavily used these days. Whether it is via prescriptions drugs or through Herbs in recipes, most fitness-oriented folks want to make the most of them.

So what are they?

“Nootropics, in simpler form are called smart drugs or memory enhancers. They are natural chemical compounds or synthetic compounds that enhance cognitive functions such as memory creativity, alternativeness, and alertness.

So here are some of the natural nootropics which you consume to enhance the functionality of your brain–

1. Eggs

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They have lutein which helps in cognitive functioning and acts as a neuroprotective agent.

2. Nuts

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Neurotransmitters in the brain are benefited by nuts which help in its functioning, perception since they contain DHA which helps in the development and function of the brain write-through when the baby is in the womb and prevents neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s.

3. Berries

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They contain the highest amount of antioxidants and also have anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Carbohydrates

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Small carb meals in short intervals are required as our brain uses carbohydrates as the main source to derive energy. A small carbohydrate dose helps in better brain functioning as compared to three big, low-carb meals.

5. Caffeine

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It is a known fact that Caffeine improves the brain’s ability to synthesise long-term memories. But, too much caffeine causes anxiety and would have long-term repercussions.

6. Creatine

This is mainly present in non-vegetarian sources such as chicken, mutton, fish etc. The phosphate bonds are continuously broken down and rearranged. This process releases vital energy required in the healthy functioning of the brain. Proper hydration is very important during this process.

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Other Natural Nootropics include Coconut Oil, Walnuts, Flax seeds, Green Tea, Berries, Turmeric, Omega-3 rich foods, Olive Oil, and green leafy vegetables like mushrooms, lion’s mane, pomegranates and cacao.

Read Also: How to handle protein deficiency in a vegetarian diet?

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Reetu Udasi

A girl who loves swimming reading and yeah writing!. Apart from being a writer I'm fitness enthusiast because I believe the greatest gift you can give to your family and the yourself is healthy you. So the only mantra of happiness is healthiness!

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