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Foods That Help Strengthen Your Nervous System
Apr 2018
Kusuma CM
Senior Dietician, Apollo Life

Since the nervous system is responsible for the control of the body and communication amongst all the body parts, it should be healthy, so as to maintain all bodily functions efficiently. But as the nervous system can become weak and damaged by injury, disease and deficiency, it is essential to take care of it by eating some beneficial foods that will help strengthen it naturally. So here are some foods that may help in improving the functioning of your nerves and benefit your nervous system.

Cruciferous Vegetables
Broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprout contain vitamin B6, important for proper nerve function.

Leafy Greens
These are the powerhouses of nutrients and vitamins like vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium and an abundance of antioxidants that boosts overall health and slows down the ageing of the brain and nervous system.

Nuts
Nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachio etc. are packed with protein and essential fatty acids which helps in enhancing the functioning of the brain and calming the nervous system.

Green Tea
It is loaded with ‘catechins’ which is a type of antioxidant associated with the prevention of stress related ageing in the brain.