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Vitamins That Enhance Memory and Increase Brain Power

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The risk of memory loss can be reduced with the help of vitamins. Vitamins B12, B6, E, folic acid and Vitamin D help in the proper functioning of brain cells and increase memory.Memory loss is a matter of concern to all people. Alzheimer's disease and other related conditions of the brain usually cause memory loss. There can be short term or long term memory loss. Some people may forget recent events but at the same time will be able to recall events that occurred decades ago. Vitamins help in enhancing memory and preventing further damage.1. Vitamin B12Vitamin B12 is necessary for a healthy body. The deficiency of Vitamin B12 can cause memory loss in older people. B12 is essential for the healthy functioning of the body because it helps in maintaining red blood cells and nerve cells and tissue repair. Vitamin B12 helps the body to manufacture myelin which is a fat. Myelin covers nerve endings and protects it from viruses, bacteria and toxins. B12 also helps the body take in and metabolize carbohydrates and proteins and thus enhance the production of strong brain cells.A proper diet with dairy, poultry, fish and meat products provides the vitamin B12 needed for the body. However vegetarians have to rely on supplements. Intake of antacids can cause reduced absorption of Vitamin B12. Ageing also can reduce the absorption of Vitamin B12.2. Vitamin EThe best antioxidant, Vitamin E helps the body by stopping free radical damage to brain and increasing blood circulation to brain. Thus it helps the easy flow of other vitamins to the brain.Vitamin E is found in dairy products, leafy vegetables and grains like wheat. Vitamin A also helps to repair tissues and cells and is used for the treatment of tennis elbow.3. Vitamin B6Vitamin B6 is essential for the body to absorb proteins and fats which help in the proper functioning of the brain. Norepinepherine, serotonin and dopamine are neurotransmitter chemicals which helps learning and memory power. These chemicals are produced with the help of B6 in the human body. Foods rich in Vitamin B6 are carrots, cabbage, potatoes, eggs, fish and brown rice.4. Folic acidFolic acid is a vitamin that should not be taken lightly. It helps in the formation of red and white blood cells and serotonin. A long term deficiency of folic acid increases the risk of memory loss. Vitamin B12 and folic acid together give maximum benefits. Foods rich in folic acid are grains, green leafy vegetables, root vegetables and legumes.5. Vitamin DVitamin D helps in reducing beta amyloid, the excess of which causes Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin D maintains calcium level in brain and helps form nerve cells and tissues. Foods rich in Vitamin D are dairy foods, fish, fish oils and meat products. Sunlight is also a good source of Vitamin D although there is risk of over exposure.A vitamin rich diet along with proper mental and physical exercises will ensure a healthy brain and a sharp memory. The secret is to remain engaged in activities that challenge the brain.
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Happiness - How to Achieve It?

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Why are people unhappy these days? Why do many people quarrel at the slightest provocation? What does it take to be happy always? Does it need a change in attitude or does it depend on material wealth? Happiness is slowly vanishing. People forget to be happy. Read on to find what it takes to make you happy.Happiness is what makes life look more beautiful. It is a feeling that gives freedom from worries and negative thoughts. There are many situations that make a person happy. One feels happy on seeing a baby smile, when being praised for hard work, getting a promotion or meeting long lost friends. A person becomes happy when a good event related to personal achievement occurs. If a person rejoices in another man’s joy, then that is true happiness. The joy of giving while expecting nothing in return is also true happiness. Why is happiness vanishing? People have become more selfish in the modern age. Earlier men used to exchange goods and gifts. There existed a sense of goodwill. In the present age, people do not think twice about trampling others in the race for money. Selfishness and greed are the vices that are slowly destroying society. When family members become selfish, it leads to separation. Partners are not willing to sacrifice for the sake of love. The children suffer ultimately. When political leaders become selfish minded, the progress of the country is disabled. The rich become richer and the poor become poorer. Unemployment, recession, selfish interests of certain people, terrorism and anti-social elements help in the spread of unhappiness. (distribution of free blankets to the homeless by SAI SAMITHY)A happy state of mind cannot be attained by reading books about how to be happy and the like. It can only be got by transforming the mind. The mind has to be tuned to it. A person develops certain attitudes and prejudices as he grows. These prejudices decide the state of mind. The growing up environment also plays a large part. Children who are brought up by loving parents are more likely to appreciate the good aspects of life.There are some people in society who express cynical, selfish, jealous and ego-centric behavior. Such people spread unhappiness through their words and acts. It is better to stay away from such people if possible. Jealousy cannot be cured. Jealousy makes people do things like cheating and harming another individual. Sometimes, these negative qualities become so strong that a person ends up killing innocent people in society.Human life is a gift. It is a medium through which the beauty of the Earth can be appreciated and enjoyed. If people only realized that they are more fortunate than others, then they will feel blessed and happy. There are so many people with physical and mental disabilities. They do not sit and cry. Instead they face life and perform tasks which other ‘normal people’ accomplish easily. When people look up to other famous and successful people, they feel unhappy. If they look around to see the suffering and the plight of the homeless, they will realize the true meaning of life. It is not an external element which decides a person’s happiness. Happiness can be achieved by training the mind to accept things as they are and appreciate the smaller things in life.
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You're mine Angel ♡

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