Creating a better life starts with creating a better brain.
Your brain controls all your experiences of your life. All of the changes you’re able to make in the brain are dependent upon the food that you eat. That is right; your brain is made out of the things you eat.
There are several nutrients and foods that are proven to upgrade your brain health. Here are a few:
Water: Water is a powerful solvent that carries nutrients to the brain. Staying hydrated is crucial for brain health. Insufficient hydration is the #1 nutritive trigger of daytime fatigue. It can also affect your mood, reading speed, and mental work capacity.
Omegas: Your brain is mainly made out of fat. Only certain types of fat are able to cross the Blood Brain Barrier. Great sources of DHA and EHA include wild caught salmon, sardines, and of course supplementing with Omega 3 fish oil (at least 4 grams per day).
EVOO: Extra Virgin Olive Oil helps reduce neuroinflammation. Also helps with Autophagy (part of the brains way pf cleaning itself of damaged cells in order to make room for healthier newer cells). 2 TBSP of EVOO is plenty to hit your daily dose of brain protective fats.
Walnuts: Walnuts are packed with brain healthy vitamins, minerals and fats. A recent research from UCLA shows that eating a handful a day can help boost memory, concentration and speed up the process in which your brain processes information.
Blackberries: The polyphenols inn blackberries have the potential to slow and even reverse age related declines of cognitive performance. These little berries are packed with Vitamin C K and antioxidants which all support optimal mental performance.
We should all strive to include these important foods into our nutrition daily. It is necessary too if we want to stay sharp, and keep our brain healthy.