Sunday, August 21, 2016

Be Smart, Eat the Right Foods

Be Smart, Eat the Right Foods
Part One

Did you know that with every bite of food, we choose to either deplete or nourish our brains.   The right food choices can help us to be mentally sharp, positive and productive.  While the wrong choices can leave us feeling foggy, groggy, anxious and depressed(like sugars and chips, etc.)   There are certain foods which are high in nutrients that are needed to create, protect and repair our brain cells.   These are called "brain foods".  They supply the building blocks of neurotransmitters that control how we learn and remember, how happy and motivated we are and how we can relax and enjoy life. Give me a second helping please!  These foods will protect us against mental disorders now and degenerative diseases in years to come.  

Over the next few blog posts, I'm going to cover several different plant-based "brain foods" that will keep us protected and healthy in our wellness journey.

#1 Walnuts

Walnuts are the #1 nut for brain health, they even look like a brain!   They are the best plant source of  ALA Omega -3   They are one of the best foods that contain mood-elevating serotonin and help in reducing brain inflammation.  One study on adults of all ages found that eating walnuts  improved reaction time, learning and memory recall.  That will help us to remember to store walnuts in the refrigerator!
Just a few walnuts a day is all we need for better brain function.

Here's a good article on walnuts and almonds from One Green Planet.
Here's a short video from Dr. Micheal Greger; Which Nuts Fight Cancer Better?

Next week brain foods is Avocados!
Have a great week.
Be kind.

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