Top 20 Food Items To Eat In Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic Brain Injury is generally not common as it happens because of outside forces, and usually a violent blow on the head. It can also cause severe car accidents and sports injuries. Its symptoms include blurry vision, confusion, difficulty in concentration, and can get irritable. People can experience mental confusion, amnesia, behavioral aggression, irritability, and impulsivity. Headache and depression are the common symptoms of brain injury. Its treatment involves decompressive craniectomy surgery, diuretic medication, cognitive behavioral and anger management therapies, and enough rest. Brain injuries can be Brain Contusions, Penetrating Brain Injuries, Anoxic Brain Injuries, and Concussions.

1. Fatty Fishes

Fishes like Salmon, Sardines, and Mackerel are known to be fatty fishes. They are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Our brain contains nearly 60% of fats, and over half of them are omega-3. Omega-3 fatty acids help the brain, and rebuild the brain cells.

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2. Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate is a good source of antioxidants as well as magnesium. These are the two most essential nutrients that are extremely important for brain injury. It contains more Cocoa and less sugar, which is the prominent health benefit of dark chocolates in injuries or diseases. Food is rich in Cocoa and help in brain injuries.

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3. Green Leafy Vegetables

Green Leafy or Dark Green Leafy vegetables like Spinach and Kale are highly recommendable food for brain injuries. They are naturally found in nature and do not contains artificial nutrients. These are high in B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids that improve the nervous system.

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4. Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed Oil is another excellent source of omega-3 acids and a brilliant alternative to fatty fish. Flaxseeds can also be taken with oatmeal and yogurt, and adding it to your diet and consuming them more, can help in providing enough amount of omega-3 to your brain and makes them gradually healthier.

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5. Berries

Berries help in reducing the inflammation inside the brain as they contain antioxidants. Many studies stated that consuming Blueberries and Strawberries can help improve learning, memory, and other cognitive functions. Blueberries contain a type of protein called BDNF that helps increase the brain’s health.

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6. Pumpkin Seeds And Walnuts

Pumpkin Seeds and Walnuts are omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Although omega-3 acids may help in brain injuries, omega-6 can increase the inflammation inside the brain, which is not suitable for mental health. Consuming a large number of pumpkin seeds can harm your nervous system but adding a little to your diet helps for cell recovery.

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7. Eggs

Eggs can play a vital role in helping with brain injury as it is a good source of choline. It is a type of nutrient that creates neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which helps improve memory and mood. If you intake the choline and add it to your diet, it can help in getting brain injury and enhance memory health.

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8. Meat

Meat is a major source of zinc, a nutrient that deficiency can risk brain injury. After a head injury, zinc loss happens, and patients try to replenish it. It helps in the significant formation of memories and boosts the immune system. Red meat is significantly a rich source of zinc.

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9. Squash Seeds

Squash Seeds help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and assist in head injury. It is high in magnesium, iron, and protein, and it also contains dietary fiber, potassium, carbohydrates, saturated fats, and calcium. These nutrients are necessary for brain health.

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10. Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice ingredient with various health benefits. It is an excellent source of curcumin that helps in brain injury. It is a natural antioxidant, and it stimulates an essential protein found inside the brain known as BDNF that triggers neurogenesis in the brain.

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11. Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds are loaded with antioxidants and various nutrients that help improve brain health. It contains saturated fats, potassium, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C, iron, and carbohydrates, and is high in dietary fibers. It lowers the risk of heart disease and sugar levels, and improves the metabolism, which benefits the body.

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12. Soybeans

Soybean is native to eastern Asia and belongs to the legume family. It contains 36% of protein, 35% of carbohydrates, 5% of minerals, 19% of oil, and 17% of dietary fiber. Soybean is said to be an excellent source of protein, readily available in markets, and the least expensive food to add to your diet.

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13. Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea is a herbal tea that helps improve the neuroprotection in the brain cells, and aids in recovering the brain cells during the injury. It contains antihyperglycemic, antiemetic, antiarthritic, and anti-inflammation properties that reduce the inflammation inside the brain and keep you calm.

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14. Avocados

Avocados are the great source of oleic acid, which helps increase memory and processing of information more rapidly in the brain. Adding eggs and avocados together to your diet can help in getting better brain health. It works as an energy booster for your body.

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15. Bananas

Bananas are a healthy diet and rich in nutrients food, which help in various diseases and disorders.  It contains vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, potassium, iron, and protein, help in improving blood pressure, metabolism, memory, and brain health, and keeps your bones strong.

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16. Milk

Milk is the primary source of nutrients and a rich in calcium food. It contains protein, cobalamin, potassium, magnesium, saturated fat, carbohydrates, and sodium. Regularly drinking milk and adding it to your diet aids in improving brain health as well as it keeps the body healthy.

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17. Dairy Products

Dairy products, including yogurt, butter, cheese, curd, buttermilk, and paneer, are rich in saturated fats and are suggested to be avoided. But these are also a rich source of calcium, and contain vitamin B, vitamin C, magnesium, and protein which aids in brain cell recovery. Eating them in a large amount can do a little harm, but adding them to your routine diet can slightly get you better.

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18. Seafood

Seafood implies any form of food from sea life which is usually rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. These are high in cobalamin, cholesterol, and vitamin C, and contain iron, vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. Seafood is an excellent diet as it is rich in nutrients and has many health benefits.

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19. Beef

Beef significantly refers to meat, and Cow or Bull’s meat is known as beef. It is a classic source of iron which helps the body produce hemoglobin. It can be helpful as enough amount of hemoglobin improves the oxygen inside the body, which is highly helpful for a healthy brain and other parts of the body.

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20. Quinoa

Quinoa is a healthy food diet and is loaded with many nutrients. It has various health benefits, namely lowering the risk of heart disease, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and diabetes. It contains riboflavin or commonly known as vitamin B2, and iron which keeps the muscle cells and the brain healthy.

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