There have been some alarming figures recently about the rising number of people who are suffering from dementia and alzheimer`s disease and these figures will only rise upwards as the population ages. We all want to stay clear of these terrible diseases and keep our faculties as long as we possibly can, and recent research has shown that certain foods can help us in our quest keep our brain sharp and alert.
The Benefits Of Lutein
Studies have found that lutein is a nutrient that can have a very positive impact upon the brain, it is believed that lutein can help your neurological responses stay alert and up to speed, and it is also good for your eyesight by all accounts. Lutein is high in antioxidants and it can help to protect the skin, reduce the risk of diabetes and maintain a healthy heart, so all in all the benefits of lulutein are many and varied and are a wonderful addition to your diet.
Foods Rich In The Lutein Nutrient
The good news is that there are many foods that have a reasonably high amount of this fantastic nutrient in them. Green leafy vegetables are one, so foods like broccoli, kale and spinach are great to add to your diet if you are not already eating them. These greens will not only give you a dose of lutein but provide you with protein, iron, fibre and vitamin D.
Eggs can provide you with lutein too, and they are a fantastic source of protein. Whoever coined the phrase go to work on an egg certainly knew what they were talking about, no matter if you have them boiled, fried, poached or scrambled make sure you add them to your diet.
Citrus fruits possess the nutrient lutein too so you can stock up on lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines and grapefruit etc.
Don`t You Just Love An Avocado
Another excellent source of lutein is our old favourite the avocado. Yes we know that avocado are full of fats but they are healthy fats that our body needs to function well. To eat avocado you can add it to salads, you can mash it up and turn it into a dip, you can put it in a smoothie, you can stuff them or even griddle them!
For any of the lutein rich foods we have mentioned above we can supply them to you direct from Global Foods & Provisions Ltd. Whether you have a small or large business we can supply them in minimal or very large quantities. For more information on the quality foods we have available please give our offices a call on 0161 660 3380.