Everyone knows that balanced nutrition from the foods you eat is important to maintaining your health. Vitamin B12, in particular, has attracted a great deal of attention for the way it helps the brain. Known as the “red vitamin,” B12 is considered essential for preventing anemia because it manufactures red blood cells and repairs those that are damaged.

Anemia prevents sufficient blood from reaching the brain, which in turn means that brain function will be impaired because not enough oxygen and nutrients are reaching the brain. Preventing anemia with vitamin B12 can help you keep your nervous system healthy and maintain your concentration, memory and spiritual calm. Vitamin B12-rich foods include liver, beef, pork, eggs, milk and cheeses.

Keeping your brain cells running at top speed requires acetylcholine. Choline-rich foods include egg yolks, heart, green and yellow vegetables, beer yeast, liver and wheat her, among others.

“Beer, if drunk in moderation, is actually good for you. Also you can find choline foods other than those mentioned, including chicken and chicken liver. If your body does not get enough choline, fat accumulates in you liver. So by all means, make an effort to get more choline,” urges Dr. Shiratori.

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(Translated by Roy Mashima)

(The information provided should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Consult your physician before attempting any new program. Readers who fail to consult appropriate health authorities assume the risk of developing serious medical conditions.)


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